Be completely honest: how many times have you gone against your gut instinct and ended up regretting it? If you are most people, almost every time you have ignored your intuition, you have ended up in trouble.

The message is therefore simple: trust your gut; it knows when you are walking into a trap or something good. Just for the record, these five gut instincts should never be ignored.

1. “I Should Do This!”

This will happen many times in your life. You are excited, and you couldn’t wait to do something, even though you have probably been putting it off for ages.

At this point, your gut has finally given you a go-ahead, which is why you have no doubts about anything. Trust your gut and jump with your both two feet.

But make sure it’s your gut pushing you forward and not some vain delusion enticing you.

2. “I Have To Help This Person…”

It’s true you might not know them that well or even have any hope that they will repay the favor, but if your gut is telling you to help, just do it. Even if to your mind they don’t deserve the help.

You might not get any tangible reward for it, but that feeling might make you feel good about yourself for the rest of your life. Similarly, ignoring that feeling could mean carrying around regret for as long as you live.

So, if your gut tells you to help, do it right away.

3. “This Is Dangerous…”

When your gut tells you this, don’t waste time trying to justify why it’s not. Just listen to your gut and avoid making a mistake you might have to live with for the rest of your life.

Your gut knows why it tells you that, otherwise, you would have heard nothing. If something feels dangerous, even though it might not seem like it, know that you are not safe.

4. “This Feels Wrong.”

Ever wanted to do something so bad but at the same time, a small voice was telling you not to do it? That small voice in your gut and you should listen to it.

So, when you feel like taking part in an activity and have every reason to be part of it, but your gut won’t allow it, follow your instinct and stay away.

You might be avoiding an accident or keeping yourself from doing something terrible that could have consequences you might deal with all your life.  

5. “I’m Natural At This!”

Ever tried something you have never tried before or even imagined you would enjoy and ended up being incredibly good at it? There is no feeling like it in the world, right?

If you find yourself thinking you are really good at something, believe it. Odds are that other people will commend you on it as well.

So, even if you thought you were too shy, and yet public speaking brings you lots of satisfaction and gets you lots of compliments, then believe your gut and run with it.

We all have gut instincts, but how many of us actually pay any attention to them? Your gut feelings exist for a reason, and you should never discredit it because it might be saving you from trouble or leading you to your destiny.