“Trust your instincts”
Trusting what you think – and not what your best friend/partner/colleague is helpfully trying to persuade you of – is a sign that you know yourself and have the self-con dence to be yourself.
The late Maya Angelou – writer, poet, civil rights activist and mother at 16 – summed up those ‘trust your gut’ moments beautifully: “I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated or intellectual. What black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do.”