At last! Someone besides me is saying it. And on Oprah! yet. Gavin de Brecker went on Oprah last week and talked about his book “The Gift of Fear”. I won’t quote the article but I agree with it completely. I’ve posted it on this blog and said it over and over again: Do *not* ignore your instincts. If you are getting bad “vibes” from someone there is a reason for it. Listen to yourself. Now, someone else is saying it. If you won’t listen to me, listen to Oprah and Gavin de Becker. Go to Oprah’s site and look at the stories. All of them revolve around 1 thing and 1 thing only: If you don’t listen to your instincts you are taking stupid risks.
Now, one more point: de Becker talks about women on Oprah. OK. But this advice goes to anyone who, at any time, in any place, gets that little warning “vibe” and hears the alarm bells go off. I cannot say it more often: Listen to your instincts! Don’t worry about being politically incorrect, don’t worry about anything. You can explain later. The one thing you cannot explain is why your instincts were warning you and you refused to listen.