Intuition has been described as the highest form of intelligence. It is a fast type of thought processing that has enormous value and is used today in business and personal decision-making.
How Intuition Helps When Making Big Decisions
1. It Introduces Varied And Broad Perspectives
Think of it like a vault or warehouse of experiences and knowledge that you can tap into for direction. Bonapart drew on his varied and broad perspectives from his experience to intuitively know the best attack strategy to succeed.
2. It Is About Recognizing Patterns
According to science, intuitive intelligence recognizes patterns in a situation for the best outcome, much like recognizing patterns to put together a jigsaw puzzle.
3. Gives You Insight
My article on the real-life success stories highlights the power of intuition and the insights it can provide for the big decisions that make a profound difference. Successful business people recognize the insight they gain from listening to their intuition.
How To Strengthen Intuition For Big Decision Making
Practice Clearing Your Head
You need a clear ‘head space’ to make room for flashes of insight. Start by filtering out the noise and clutter. Dim the emotional turmoil and stress.
Stop multitasking – it is a fallacy that it achieves more.
Avoid social media distractions.
Try to incorporate daily habits that help you:
- De-stress. Get rid of the ‘noise’ and clutter. Chunk the overwhelming into smaller and simpler bits. Reduce distractions. Preserve free mental space
- Shift focus away from the issues for a while.
- Ban the should haves and should dos. Get rid of the ‘shoulds.’ Open up to all possibilities
I find when I get into ‘the zone’… I ‘get it‘ — the dots start connecting.
This can happen when I’m doing something as mindless as cleaning, ironing, watering, or weeding the garden. Or just in the shower.
Letting go of perfectionism is critical for de-stressing and making space.
To get beyond a metal block and trigger ah-ha moments, try stepping away from the issue.
Just leave it be…for a while.
Intuition offers a direct line to your life force, and also, as I experience it, to a divine intelligence.~ Judith Orloff MD
Trust And Act On Your Hunches
Bonapart on his flashes of insight and as a result, dominated the battlefield.
Don’t doubt or overanalyze your decision if you’re convinced it’s correct. If it feels right, stick to it.
Don’t force or stress about it.
In developing intuition, take one step at a time.
Start Small To Gain Confidence
The aim is for you to build up trust in your intuition.
In a way, developing intuition is like forming a new relationship.
Worried about the voice of fear and anxiety? The next part in this series discusses the difference between intuitive thought and emotional urges.
Have A Morning Ritual Of Meditation
Be like Oprah and many other achievers, and introduce a morning ritual of meditation or prayer for clarity of thought.
Keep A Daily Journal
This is a journal of your hunches and how they manifest. Look back and learn.
Search for signs of synchronicity and unusual coincidences. What do these mean? Ask your intuition the question. Listen.
Intuitive Decision-Making Pros And Cons
- Solutions on the go
- Guidance when no standards exist
- Avoiding a disaster that the rational mind does not foresee
- Openings to opportunities
- Prediction of outcomes
- Creation of the new
- Open to doubt
- Requires risk-taking
- Can’t substantiate decisions rationally