Intuition is a real thing – especially for smart people
Do you believe in intuition? Do you think you’re intuitive? Would you admit it to a group of strangers?
From Albert Einstein to Oprah Winfrey, many top leaders ascribe their success to having followed their intuition. New research shows how going with our gut instincts can help guide you to faster, more accurate decisions. While most people agree that there is such a phenomenon as intuition, involving emotionally charged, rapid, unconscious processes, little compelling evidence existed to support this belief. Until now.
Recent research findings support the concept that unconscious emotions can bias concurrent non-emotional behavior. This is intuition. Which is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can be discarded.
Take for example, whenever you get that “bad feeling” that gnaws at you. You can’t reason with it. And you can’t ignore it. It’s your intuition telling you that no matter how much you might want to talk yourself into a particular direction, it’s the wrong way to go. Smart people listen to those feelings. And the smartest people among us, the ones who make the greatest technological, intellectual and social leaps forward do this consistently. They do it based on a gut feeling, instinct or simply put, their intuition.
So, how’d you do… I bet you’re more intuitive than you thought
And I bet with a little work you could get even better!