“Good instincts tell you what to do long
before your head has figured it out.” — Michael Burke


People want reasons or explanations for your decisions,
behavior, opinions, and judgments. They want to know “why” along with knowing
“what.” They need to make sense of things and look to you for reasons and
explanations. The problem is that you frequently struggle with providing
adequate, accurate responses to the questions and concerns. Often, those
decisions, behavior, opinions, and judgments were primarily based on intuitive
insights and processes. This means that you don’t actually know “why.” The best
you can do at times is, “It felt right,” or “It seemed like a good idea at the
time.” If pressed, you “construct” a reason or explanation; but it’s definitely
post hoc and likely does not account for the “what” of the event or
circumstance. A much more accurate response would be, “I just went with my
hunch,” although people are seldom satisfied with that as the reason or explanation.