Research shows that people who make decisions quickly, even when lacking information, tend to be more satisfied with their decisions than people who research and carefully weigh their options. Some of this difference is simply in the lower level of stress the decision created, but much of it comes from the very way our brains work.
The conscious mind can only hold between five and nine distinct thoughts at any given time. That means that very complex problem with more than (on average) seven factors is going to overflow the conscious mind's ability to function effectively, leading to poor choices.
Our subconscious mind, however, is much better at juggling and working through complex problems. People who "go with their gut" are actually trusting the work their subconscious mind has already done, rather than second-guessing it and relying on their conscious mind's much more limited ability to deal with complex situations.
Simply knowing that every decision is a choice, and taking the responsibility for our choices--accepting the consequence, whether a benefit or a price -- is the freedom and liberty all humans desire.
Remember, your subconscious mind's "job" is to solve problems for you. When faced with a decision, ask yourself, "How can I make this happen?" Your subconscious mind will go to work to find the way to make it happen!
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