23+ Stories That Prove Trusting Your Gut Is The Way To Go

Have you every had that niggling little voice in your head that tries to tell you what to do, and what not to do. For many people that gut voice is not a bad thing, and they have learned to trust their gut feeling. For the rest of us, it is not as easy to believe what the voice is telling us. so, we have a list of stories that might inspire you to listen to those inner whisperings. You might be surprised how accurate it can be.

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1. Almost abducted

Even though toys are almost irresistible for children, this five year old listened to her gut voice. she used her loudest setting to let her dad know strangers were trying to take her. Thankfully she is safe.

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2. Life saving gut feeling

In a Reddit thread, noram42148aaaf wrote: “I’m a nurse. I had a patient who was doing great after a relatively minor surgery and was set to be discharged the next day. But I just had a bad feeling about it ever since my shift started. I kept checking in on him and he said he was completely fine. He went for a walk around the unit with the help of an aid. I offered to walk him myself. Glad I did. The guy passed out just as he was getting back to his room and was in a very serious and dangerous heart rhythm. If I wasn’t there, we might not have been able to save him the way we did!”

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3. A mother always knows best

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4. In the wrong place at the right time

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5. Why do parents never listen to their children?

This child had a gut feeling that was ignored by her mom. She chose to drive in a different car. It turned out that her mother had an accident.

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6. Sensing the danger

megana441be927b wrote about her gut feeling on Reddit: “When I was 13, I was in a pet store with my sister when this man walked in and it suddenly felt like the air in the store had changed. I felt terrified to my core. I immediately grabbed my sister and told her we had to leave right then and there. We walked to meet our mom at the grocery store across the street, and finished our shopping. When we finally left the store, the parking lot was flooded with police officers and there were helicopters above us. Turns out, the minute we left the store the man had attempted to rob the place and even shot the cashier. Ever since then, I’ve always listened to my gut.”

7. Thankfully, these parents listened

When you send your child for music lessons. But the teacher ends up being a molester. Thankfully their child has a loud gut feeling.

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8. Safety first!

Everyone has one of those annoying friends that won’t start the car till everyone is buckled in. Well, needless to say it is worth your life.

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9. Dude, where’s my phone?

Sometimes the urge to party overrides the need to be responsible. Thankfully this person listened to their gut feeling, and persuaded their friends to leave as well.

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10. That trusty parental gut feeling

This mother described how everyone thought she was being neurotic, but her gut feeling saved her child’s life. raizacabrerar wrote on Reddit: “When my son was around 9 months old, he found a penny and put it in his mouth. By the time I realized what it was, he had already swallowed it. Me being a first time mom, I completely freaked out. My older family members told me not to worry and that he would just poop it out and that things like that happened all the time. But I knew something wasn’t right. My gut instinct was screaming at me to take him to the ER even though he was acting normal.

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So, at around midnight I decided to wake my husband and we took him in. Everyone thought I was exaggerating the situation but once we got to the hospital, they did an X-ray on my son and found out that the penny was lodged. The doctor told us that if the penny had flipped, or moved even in the slightest, it would have blocked his airway and my son could have died. Thankfully they were able to remove it and my son is a happy 4-year-old now. I always listen my instinct now!”

11. Turn back, I have a gut feeling

When your grandfather is a real life hero! He turned back en route to work because his gut instinct sent signals. He ended up saving his entire family.

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12. A life-saving change of heart

Always think twice hen booking transport. This person saved her and her brother’s life by avoiding a train crash. They ended up on a different train from the one that crashed because she decided to leave the next day after a gut feeling.

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13. My gut feeling says… No need to rush

When this mother picked her son up from school, she stopped to chat to the receptionist. Suddenly she woke up in an ambulance. Apparently she had a seizure.

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14. Deescalation gut feeling

When your gut feeling saves you from some intense vibes. Hilarylokenh wrote on Reddit: “I was living at my sorority house in the summer and it was the Fourth of July. I was 20 at the time, and decided I should be ‘grown-up’ and stay at school to work instead of going to spend time with my family. That night, a man came into my bedroom and pulled me out of the top of the bunk bed. After a bit of tussling, I eventually said to him, ‘How can I help you?’ He stopped hitting me and said he had the wrong house. Eventually, I got him out of there and I went to the hospital. Needless to say, those five words likely saved my life.”

15. That was too close for comfort…

Imagine going out into the woods with your kids for a fun day out. Then, your gut feeling makes you cut the day short. Only to find it saved yours and your kids’ lives.

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16. Heist gone wrong

When people drive past a crash, you might assume they’d stop to help the injured. But, not this person – and for good reason.

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17. Cheaper is not better

This mother’s gut feeling told her to take the more expensive option, and for a good reason! “I was deciding on child care, which is always stressful. One place was a little cheaper per day (but you paid for the week even if your kid missed a day), but offered a video feed. The other was more expensive per day, but you caught a break and only paid for days attended. I picked the more expensive one because I got a bad vibe from the other. Within two weeks, the first one caught fire under odd circumstances (no one got hurt), closed, and never reopened. Always trust your gut, especially when it comes to the kiddos,” wrote steelerlady382201.

18. My gut feeling says I’m being hunted…

This person had gut feeling that someone was watching them. Little did they know it was something far worse. Thankfully, they trusted their gut feeling.

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19. When your gut feeling overrides your FOMO

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20. Dog’s best friend had a gut feeling that saved his life

Dogs love to run around in the snow. But, they also feel the cold. If this person had not listened to their gut feeling, they might not have a furry friend anymore.

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21. A sudden gut feeling to look up

Robairsarai wrote on Reddit: “I used to spend the summers at my grandma’s house, and for some strange reason, she always keeps her door open. One day my grandmother, sister, and I were chilling in the living room when something told me to look up. The minute I looked up, I saw a toddler walking down the street alone. I yelled that there was a baby outside and he was walking toward the interstate. My uncle dashed outside and grabbed the child before he could make it. When we brought the child back to his parents, they had no idea he wasn’t even in the house. If I hadn’t looked up in time, that child could have been kidnapped or killed.”

22. Fire in the subway!

Her mother had a gut feeling about the subway in London. She took a taxi instead, knowing how much more expensive they are. But, it saved her life.

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23. My gut feeling says its haunted

they decided not to buy a house because of her gut feeling. In the end, it wasn’t haunted. But, it did burn down in an electrical fire.

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24. First impressions always matter… But your gut feeling counts more

“We met my grandma’s new boyfriend and right away I felt super uncomfortable by him. My mom said I just needed time but eventually after some sketchy behavior on his end, my mom ended up discovering he had killed his wife by kicking a ladder from underneath her, hiding her body in the bushes, and then taking the kids out for a ‘fun day’ after school,” wrote monikap6 on Reddit.

25. Not all heroes wear capes

If this man hadn’t acted on his gut feeling, the little boy would’ve been killed. Thankfully, his hero instinct kicked in at the right time.

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Sources

  1. Times People Trusted Their Gut Feeling, and it Proved to Be the Right Move. Parent Influence. Molly Reynolds.
  2. 19 People Who Listened To Their Gut Instinct And It Saved Them. Buzzfeed. June 23, 2017.
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