Believe in Yourself: 8 Great Quotes About Trusting Your Instincts

Just as important as being able to trust those they lead, great leaders must also know they can trust themselves.

Are you wrestling with a big decision? Maybe a challenge that could just as easily lead to celebration as it could to chaos depending on the actions you take? It’s easy to think yourself into a corner when others depend on your guidance and leadership. So, to help maintain some perspective, here are eight great quotes about trusting your instincts from some of history’s greatest thinkers.

“Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”
– Malcolm Gladwell

“Statistics are no substitute for judgment.”
– Henry Clay

“I will follow my instincts, and be myself for good or ill.”
– John Muir

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

“But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?”
– Vincent van Gogh

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
– Richard Branson

How have you trusted your instincts in your job or with those you lead? Let us know in the comments section below.

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