Not all decisions that we make are the result of analytical thought or reasoning. Many of our everyday decisions are intuitive. It doesn’t matter what you call it; a hunch, impulse or a creative idea; sometimes you just don’t know why you know ~ you just do. This is intuition.
To the best of my knowledge intuition remains this ever-present mystery. A mystery that is beyond being quantified, qualified, defined, consistently trusted or understood.
Every one of us has intuition, and we rely on it with surprising regularity.
Apparently, intuition resonates with the creative feeling side of our thoughts and actions, while analytical understanding remains the foundation of reason and justification. Does empirical evidence trump a gut feeling? Is intuition just being lazy or is it an innate early warning system that has evolved within us? Are intuitive people better listeners, or are they more observant?
How do we become more intuitive or maybe the question should be, do we want to be more intuitive? Is being analytical more desirable or enviable as a personality trait? Do the analytics have an advantage?
Bottom line, it is not an either-or situation we need both the intuitive and the analytical; it would be foolish to choose one or the other exclusively. That would be like choosing idealism over realism both are essential to our existence and more often than not both are influenced by each other.
What I know for sure is that intuition is not to be ignored, listen to your belly button and heed your intuition. Don’t mistrust intuition, just the opposite. But always weigh it with a good measure of both feelings and reason.
When you know; you know ~ Think World Class