When you are seeking more than brains, books and business know-how, tune into your intuition to make the best decisions. Intuition is the answer you get from an instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. You may have heard people refer to it as a "gut instinct." However, your intuition is the all-knowing compass that can assist you in achieving success at an accelerated rate in every area of your life.
To have intuitive success, you have to begin to listen to your inner voice and trust it enough to act on it. Your intuitive instinct can come to you in many ways. Here are a few ways to recognize and maximize on your instincts.
- Follow your hunches. Anytime you feel a sudden prompting or urge to do something, pay attention. I strongly believe that you should follow your hunches. Whether you have a gut feeling to show up to a certain place, talk to a certain person or make a certain phone call, follow through on it and see where it leads you. Following your hunches will open new doors and bring you clarity on your success path.
- Move in the moment. Along with following your hunches, make sure you act fast and move in the moment. Don't wait. Be present in each moment and go with the flow. Take action quickly when you have an inner urge to do so. You never know when a divine setup could take place that will propel you forward in the direction of your destiny.
- Practice morning meditation.Taking time out each morning for quiet meditation is critical. This has been a part of my morning routine for years. Set aside quiet time at the beginning of each day to prepare for what lies ahead. As you practice this, answers will start to come to you to act upon. Daily morning meditation will help you stay mentally clear and focused. The more you meditate, the more direction you will have and you will come away with confidence, knowing exactly what to do next.
- Implement ideas you just can't shake. Have you ever had an idea that kept coming back to you? Maybe you first thought of it while you were in the shower, then it came up while you were working on a project, and again in a meeting. Any idea that keeps popping up is worth implementing. If you can't shake it from your mind, there must be a reason why. Write it down and dig deeper. If it's something you can put into action right away, then do it!
Ideas come every day and you are more likely to pick up and act on them when you are tuned in. Inventors use intuition to come up with new inventions and this is often how many famous inventions are born. There are many successful business people who follow their intuition and got major breakthroughs in their business and life. Here are just a few examples from the last century of people who achieved success after acting on their hunches:
- In 1903, during a trip to New York City, Mary Anderson noticed that drivers had to open the windows of their cars when it was raining in order to see. As a solution, she invented a swinging arm with a rubber blade that drivers could operate from a lever within the vehicle. By 1916, her windshield wipers were standard on all cars.
- In 1956, Bette Nesmith Graham invented what we know today as white-out. She took pride in being an efficient secretary and sought a better way to correct typing mistakes. She began working on the water-based paint mixture in her kitchen until she perfected it, and started her company, Liquid Paper. By 1967, it had grown into a million-dollar business.
The great thought leader Albert Einstein once said, "The only real valuable thing is intuition." Einstein himself believed that a person's own intuition was a gift that should be valued and treated as sacred, and he was right. The next time you're faced with a big decision or inspired with a new idea, take a moment to explore your inner voice and determine your next move for success.
Your coaching clue to go and do:
Get up 15 minutes earlier than usual tomorrow morning and meditate quietly. Afterwards, visualize yourself at the peak of success. Write down every idea and answer that comes to you during this time.