I hear the advice “follow your intuition” or “follow your gut” a lot and have seen the power intuition can have on your life.
In hindsight, it’s easy to see when your instincts were shouting out the truth but you were to in the thick of things to hear it.
In order to follow your intuition, you actually need to be able to hear it in the moment when it’s speaking to you.
First comes listening.
In order to follow our intuition we first need to actually be able to hear it. It’s hard to follow great advice if you don’t know it’s there.
Find your intuition by pausing. Take a moment before immediately jumping into the next thing. I find journaling and writing everything you know Down helps. Ask yourself, ‘What’s the driver behind this? Is fear leading me or are my intuition and experience?’
Or find your intuition by speeding up.
When your brain gets in the way of your intuition, do the opposite of pausing and speed up your decisions to the point you don’t have the time to listen to anything other than your gut instinct. Make enough bad moves this way and you’ll quickly sort out when fear is talking to you or when intuition is.
Stay Bold, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #492