Saturday DO

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DO: n’t think twice.

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During college, I once went to hear a successful producer from the television industry talk on his career, and give out advice to us young students. People asked him questions about how he went about choosing new shows – what numbers he looked at and other dry research questions. He kindly talked about the importance of market research, and then caught my attention by taking the response some place totally different. Gut instinct. At the end of the day, he accredits all of his successes to a feeling he had inside, and decided to follow. “Your gut will almost never let you down,” he said. And that statement has stuck with me ever since.

It’s true. Some of the best things to have happened in my life, like my dog and moving to Philadelphia, are impulse decisions I made based on a feeling I had inside. I met my dog when she was just a tiny puppy, I wasn’t planning on it, but I somehow knew she was the one and took her home that day. There were sure adjustments I had to make, but I’ve never looked back. So today, don’t second guess yourself.  If a certain place, person, or action feels right to you – do it. I find instinct to be completely baffling and mysterious, but it is also undoubtedly a strong thing. Some may think that acting out of instinct is brash and reckless; they prefer reason and informed decisions. But creatures have survived all throughout history by living off of instinct, and that’s a high statistic for success that even reason cannot ignore.

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kelli smith -July 16, 2011, 9:29AM

this inspires me

Lexi -July 16, 2011, 11:40AM

WOW. As I am sitting here in my bed on a lazy Saturday morning, I suddenly feel super inspired! Thank you for such a great post :) I am going to share this post on my blog, if you don’t mind.

margaux -July 16, 2011, 4:04PM

this made me want a lion!

BohoQueen -July 16, 2011, 7:16PM

Love this! So inspirational and true! I love the picture of the man hugging the lion, the snowy mountains with the girl standing infront of them, and the train station! Very beautiful! xoxo

Anonymous -July 16, 2011, 9:54PM

Such a good post Naomi!

Taylor -July 16, 2011, 10:57PM

This one was a Friday Do for me…I touched Keith Urban about 10 times! I pushed my way through to get to him! It was one of those ‘now or never’ moments! Still can’t believe I did it!
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elizabeth -July 18, 2011, 1:54AM

i got goosebumps reading this :)

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