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Written by Susan Dunn, Coach

How to Make Hard Decisions

Written by Susan Dunn, Coach

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"In all cases, emotions are humanity's motivator and its omnipresent guide." --Lewis, Amini and Lannon, MDs

"A poem begins as a lump inrepparttar throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a love sickness. It is never a thought to begin with." -- Robert Frost

When you're stuck and can't seem to make a decision, rememberrepparttar 131289 difference between a thought and feeling. We need to sort out what we think from what we feel because our feelings are what best guide our decisions.

We can gather allrepparttar 131290 thoughts, facts and data inrepparttar 131291 world, but we'll never have enough data for important decisions, or even unimportant ones, and ultimately we have to rely on our gut feelings.

"In small matters, trust your head," said Freud, "and in large matters, your heart."

What is a feeling? A feeling is "a lump inrepparttar 131292 throat"--a bodily sensation first, and when we get in touch with how our body is reacting torepparttar 131293 situation at hand, we have a touchstone for what's really going on.

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