I’ve often thought about decisions through the lens of Head + Heart.

Head: “Does this make sense?” “Does it appeal to me intellectually and can I understand value in a tangible, data-based way?”

Heart: “Does this align with my ethos? Do I feel great about the mission behind this decision and does it help me build into people in a meaningful way?”

I’ve recently added Gut. My friend Rui has a great definition for gut: “Gut or Intuition is simply a synthesis of all your life experiences, distilled.”

Defined that way, gut is more than an ambiguous, fickle sense. It seems like an important third lens, worth considering alongside Head and Heart. What do you think?