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Why Using your Intuition is so Important

When reading life manuscripts of some of the most successful and influential people of our time such as Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Patrice Motsepe, and so many others, we pick up that these individuals have primarily relied on intuition to succeed.

They have all said that once they have relied on their intuition, gut feel or sixth sense, the better decisions they were able to  make – the more successful they have become.

The more we learn to practice this art and better understand it, the more skillful and successful we can become. With this skill, we are able to prevent certain disasters from entering our lives, leading us to have a more responsible outlook and to improve our effectiveness in whatever it is we set our minds to do.

Our mind and body is forever communicating with us. We may experience niggling thoughts, feelings of suspicion, mistrust, anxiety, doubt, curiosity or wonder. Whatever feeling possesses us, our body reacts and gives off signals like goose bumps, a churning stomach, sweating or even a racing mind.

You might be asking yourself how you can start focusing on, listening to and taking note of the signs that your body is giving out. Here is how:

Understand your vision.

All successful people have a clear idea, a definite picture of where they are in life, where they want to go and what they need to achieve in order to go further. This becomes their “why” and their purpose. This becomes the basis of their destination. With this determined direction, a more meaningful picture or vision is created and a map or mind-picture of their life starts to take form.

With this vision in place, decisions are easier to make and your ‘meaning of life’ becomes more meaningful in business, your personal world and in all areas of your life.

Be mindful.

When you have a problem or a decision to make, be mindful. Clear your thoughts of the problem, the clutter and start listening to your intuition, your body, your mind, and the voices that speak to you in your head. Focus on the now, the present, be in the moment. When you are mindful, you hear and listen to your intuition better because you become aware of your body’s signals which allow you to respond quicker. Instead of focusing on what to do next or what happened previously, focus on being in the now.

Trust your gut.

When we become aware of what our body tells us, we need to take note. We need to be cognizant of even our gut feelings, that strong feeling that comes from our inner core that shouts out loud and that is generally quite hard to ignore. Have you ever had that strong feeling not to take the usual route to your destination and when you do listen and go another way, it’s only to find out later that there was a serious accident along the way? This is your gut feeling. Trust that feeling and don’t question it. It pops up from nowhere yet it speaks with authority. If you are not sure how to handle a problem – trust your gut.

Listen to your inner voice.

Our inner voice comes from the subconscious mind via our soul, or a higher force. This is the voice pleading to our truest and highest self. It speaks with authority and is clear with no ambiguity. It is direct and to the point. To hear this voice and listen to its command is applying true intuitiveness. Because it is strong, it is the easiest voice to hear.

Tune in to detail.

Lastly, the answer lies in the detail. Detail is all around us. Have you ever had such a great problem in life and when you felt you were at your lowest, an answer came from the least expected place; an advert, a billboard, a comment on the radio, a line from a song, a book you were reading. These are not accidents or fate. It is an awareness that is given to you at the right moment to acknowledge your emotion or state. When you tune into life’s details, more often than not, you will find the answers to your problems.

By paying attention to the power of your intuition, you will find the solutions to the problems and decisions that arise on a daily basis. What used to appear as vague and uncertain will become clear and decisive. You will develop the ability to make quick decisions and that will give you the surety and confidence you need to enhance your business.

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