“So it’s often tempting (and sometimes rewarding) to listen to our gut and forget everything else.” It’s overconfidence and grandeur if our gut is forgetting everything else. It’s a humbling realization that you can’t make or describe something better it can be, and that it’s time to put away the smoke and mirrors left out by the ego.
There’s a subtle but huge difference between expecting what we can accomplish versus what there is to accomplish. (This could relate to the medical dynamic of irregularity and hemorroids, but I digress, badly). Sometimes my gut says to chew on something for a while, and half the time I waste an hour or two. It’s gratifying though, when a subtle hint becomes accessible and something rewarding to many.