How to make the best choice when your gut and logic disagree

  • 23 February 2016
  • Angela Miccio-Harris

Until we make a decision we have no target. It is like shooting an arrow in the air with no clue where it will land and we are left stuck and frustrated.

Conversely, when we make a decision we create mental maps that direct us to the fulfillment of the decision made.

How to choose when your gut disagrees with your logic

We often hear it said "go with your gut" and I must admit I am a person who relies mainly on my intuition. It is wise and helpful to have a series of questions to work through, especially if emotions are involved.

Write it all down because when you get all the possibilities, the pros and cons, the worst case scenarios who else it may affect, all out of your head and down on paper. You will be able to evaluate it all much more clearly and be more confident and able to make the best decision.

Just thinking about it in your head or even talking about it with others is often just going to be more confusing.

6 smart questions to ask to help your decision-making

  1. What’s the result or outcome you most want in this area for your life? What do you really want? What do I not want?
  2. What do I want to do more of?  What do I want to do less of?
  3. List all your options to move ahead. Even the outrageous ones
  4. List as many pros and cons for each area.
  5. List the worst case scenarios for each option. It is vital to write them down because when we take time to write them down we see it’s rare that there’s any decision we can’t change or recover from. This will help remove fear.
  6. Who else will this impact for each option? So think beyond yourself... your team, friend, family, customer.

Doing this is well worth it as important decisions can change the directions and quality of your entire life and these 6 questions well help you work through any tough decisions you come across. What are the answers telling you? Don't over think it.

About Angela Miccio-Harris

Angela is Speaker& Coach. Passionate about helping busy, motivated people who wish to live their best Life Now! with changes that lasts around actions or mindsets that last. She is strategic and goal focused with a range of tools in her toolbox that she can pull from. So you get things in place gain insight and are moving ahead, creating greater joy and satisfaction instead of staying stuck or frustrated with your life, well-being, finances or work. She is a Results Certified BBC Coach from the Neuroleadership Group and a qualified member of the International Coaching Federation. Take advantage of the wealth of experience she has to offer with her Complimentary 30 minute “discovery session” at email She works with clients throughout New Zealand via Skype or face to face.

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