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Should entrepreneurs trust their instincts?

There has been a long standing dictum, one I happen to believe, among self-help and entrepreneurial gurus that leaders perform better when they follow their instincts. Furthermore, good leaders rarely retreat from a decision. Conversely, poor performers consistently change their minds, which slows down their own decision making process and often adversely effects others as well.

In the kingdom of blind men, those who are blessed with one eye are kings.

In my experience entrepreneurs that constantly second guess themselves or make decisions out of fear usually end up making ill-fated choices that crush them in the long run. That is why it is often recommended by business consultants for entrepreneurs to go into endeavors with a solid competency of what they are about to do . Even if what you are promoting is an innovation with no historical basis, one needs the ability to at least envision the (possible) future in the hopes of successfully navigating through it.

As the French proverb goes, “In the kingdom of blind men, those who are blessed with one eye are kings.