Imagine that you have two directors who control your company. One is a quick thinker and the other a slow thinker. One makes very quick decisions and can support their decisions with facts and logical thinking. The other works more emotionally and wants to delay decisions until they feel comfortable. They use their gut feelings. They sometimes feel uncomfortable but don’t know why.
If most of our decision making is done unconsciously then we should listen to both directors. Of course the first director, the quick one, will always have an explanation for their decisions. They will always say they know why they make a decision even if they actually don’t. The second director is more in touch with the unconscious process but can’t verbalise as well. They just know that they don’t feel comfortable.
Ideally, you need to listen to both directors and wait until the second one is comfortable. Avoid being rushed by the first director. Sleep on your decisions even if you miss out on an opportunity. Beware of people who pressure you into ignoring the second director.