Heart or head
18 Jan 07
It's a straight choice you make. Should you follow your head or your heart. Unfortunately we are trained from a very young and impressionable age to follow our heads - reason out the problem, dissect it, analyze it and then weigh up the pros and cons and then decide to take the most logical and least risky course of action. Seems like good sense but personally this attitude towards decision making has caused endless grief. It is never possible to work out any major decision clearly on paper, there are too many ifs and grey areas. Sometimes it just pays to go with your gut feeling. It's often said that dreamers and idealists follow their hearts and realists take decisions by following their logical mind. One question I'd like to ask is which kind of people are happier and more fulfilled people? What do you normally do? Do you follow your heart or your head when you need to decide on new choices in your life? What happens when you follow your head 1. prolonged thinking - thinking too much about a problem is sometimes counter-productive, it is so easy to avoid making a decision and this method can encourage indecision 2. delay - you may find that you can procrastinate in the pretence that you are working on a decision 3. weighing up every possibility, even those which may never happen - these possible outcomes may cause you to be negative and take the easy way out 4. possible confusion due to close balance between pros and cons 5. may reach a decision you don't feel is correct and then what? 6. make many assumptions about what may happen if a certain course is taken 7. doesn't take into account your feelings - your feelings are important aren't they so what do you want to do? 8. you look for the safest decision and avoid any risks - you are therefore limiting your rewards 9. you will always find reasons not to do something which seems too risky 10. you may justify giving up on dreams - the logical mind can be very negative and limiting, you can only achieve big by thinking big What happens when you follow your heart 1. you know what you want and will commit yourself to getting it 2. you take into account your feelings and emotions 3. you can be true to yourself 4. you will feel good about your decision 5. you will believe in your decision 6. the limits your thinking may place on your dreams are removed 7. you are more likely to succeed 8. if you don't succeed you can take comfort from the fact that you tried 9. you will have more enthusiasm 10. it is good for your self esteem and confidence Of course there are times when you need to be cautious but there is always the need to understand that you cannot predict the future and unforeseen events may happen and probably will which you haven't planned for. Please remember also that your attitude if positive will help create positive outcomes. If you are negative and only ever follow your head you will be slow to start on any challenge unless it looks certain that you will succeed. A calculated risk is a good thing. Your heart knows best what is good for you - follow it with confidence!
17 Jan 07
I think it depends on the situation. For example most business decisions may require that you go with your head. Sometimes too our hearts can cause to not see certain red flags that presents themselves but I think it best to use both when making a decisions because we have to be considerate of others when we do things that could affect them and for personal situations such as love, sometimes we just have to go with our hearts and hope for the best.
17 Jan 07
If a decision is taken by heart, there remains no chance of changing it. Heart is supposed as purest in the body. If it is taken by head there remains every chance of being it right or wrong. Head always think in two ways. Sometime we may be wrong in deciding anything. It depends on our mental condition at that time. Our surroundings also affect the head (brain).