Intuition is the not so often used word but does wonders. You can’t predict the future and what you know so far are only good to a certain extent. So what do you really have? You hope for the best outcome and follow your intuition.
I believe when people make decisions; it’s mostly intuition. People might have done certain things before; but nothing is for certain to guarantee an expected outcome. The question then becomes what factors affect or influence your intuition. I believe past experiences, gut instincts, knowledge gained from observing other people or events and many other factors play into your intuition. It is a powerful asset that we have and we need to give it more credit than we have so far.