Trust Your Intuition

Ever just sensed something is true or needs to be done but lack immediate evidence. We frequently are tempted to try and block this out and make a decision or take action based on what we know for sure. That is often a mistake. Intuition has a purpose.

Intuition Comes from Somewhere

Although we may not be able to immediately put our finger on it, an intuitive thought has some cause even though at first it may seem to have come out of nowhere. Being a highly intuitive person, this is a common experience for me. But when I stop and think carefully, I often am able to remember things that I have heard, read, or seen that could well be prompting my thoughts. Granted, these thoughts and ideas may not be well formulated as yet, but they do indeed have some basis.

Heed a Warning

Often I think these seemingly random thoughts that we attribute to intuition are merely a warning to slow down and dig a little deeper before proceeding. We just may find that we are missing critical information and need to do a little fact gathering, analysis, and thinking before we decide on our next action. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not suggesting we get stuck trying to make a decision. I addressed that in a previous blog, Big Decision?-Sleep On It where I dealt with the so-called Analysis Paralysis. No, I’m not talking at all about postponing a decision needlessly. I’m merely saying, when your gut says, “There’s more than is apparent at first” you need to listen to that inner voice.

Research it, Decide, and Act

To put that little voice of intuition to rest, research the issue further, especially as it relates to what may be troubling you. After this, perform a final analysis, make your decision, and act. Oh, one other thing – Don’t keep second guessing your decision. Give it some time to play out. It is rare that there will not be an opportunity to take corrective action.

What about Others?

Sometimes your intuition is telling you something that seems to go against the consensus opinion in the company. This is one of those times you should ask for a slight delay in a decision so you can research something that is bothering you. Then, get to it, get your facts in order, and be prepared to give a persuasive, emotional argument. Even if you are unable to sway others, you will know you at least gave it your all.

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