Intuitive Habits of Successful People
Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning: a sense of knowing without consciously knowing how you know. Many successful people make rapid and effective decisions based on intuition. So what do these intuition-reliant people most likely have in common?
Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning: a sense of knowing without consciously knowing how you know. Akin to a “gut feeling,” it’s an inner intelligence that is available to everyone. It’s more a matter of whether you choose to align with and develop it.
Left vs. right brain
Many people favor their left–logical–side of the brain, while others use the right–artistic–side of the brain. There are also those who use the emotional part more than any particular side of the brain. When making a decision, left-side-predominant people will often rely on logic, analysis and reason–a more deliberate and conscious process. Intuition, however, seems to rely on the right side of the brain. It doesn’t go through a lengthy process: this gut feeling happens fast, instinctually and effortlessly, where the brain is using past experiences and cues to make decisions.
Qi Blanco founder, Christian Bauer, makes important business and life decisions based on intuition:
“When challenged with a strong emotion, I go to great lengths to intensify and process the emotion. Doing so enables me to exponentially shorten the emotion’s half-life so it no longer has a hold on me. The Qi One 2 Pro supports (and actually feeds) my highly focused energy in this process, so I can fully trust my intuition when making big decisions.”
Intuition is how our subconscious mind communicates with our conscious mind, as our subconscious mind can be said to know the answer long before our conscious mind does.
Who uses intuition to make decisions
Many business experts are known to make rapid and effective decisions based on intuition.
However, this reliance on intuition is often rooted in extensive knowledge, pattern recognition, automaticity and feedback. That is to say, their intuition is not just a series of lucky guesses, or casual hunches. They work on it; it’s honed.
So what do these intuition-reliant people most likely have in common? They all:
Create clear goals. If you don’t know what you want, then what is there to tune into? Being clear on what you want makes it easier to identify what is ultimately right or wrong for you.
Listen. They observe. They notice. They take in. If our time is spent mainly giving advice or opinions, then how can we know what’s really going on with others? Intuition is based on cues, not just from the self, but from the environment.
Trust their gut feelings. Emotion and intuition actually have a physical presence in the gut: the vagus nerve carries neurons and other signals from the digestive system to the brain and vice versa. It’s no coincidence that we can get a sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we know something is off, or a good, refreshing feeling in our guts when something is right.
Are self-aware, and don’t let emotions build up. It’s important to be in tune with one’s inner life: identifying and accepting all feelings supports healthy self-regulation. Unchecked or unvisited emotions can often and unexpectedly wreak havoc, adversely impacting decision making. It’s hard to trust one’s intuition if it’s being clouded by strong emotions, good or bad.
Look for and respond to patterns and feedback. With decisions there will be outcomes or consequences. Paying attention to how each decision did or didn’t pan out can shed light on blind spots or recurring issues. The more experienced a person is in a particular field, the more their subconscious mind will be able to observe and recognize patterns, which translates to better intuition.
Are mindful of who they spend time with. People that are draining make it difficult to hear when intuition is speaking. Spending time and energy with people who enrich your life is empowering.
- Spend time in stillness. It’s hard to heed warnings or inner signals if one’s outside world is busy or noisy. Mindfulness and meditation helps clear the mental clutter and make an opening for intuition.
While not infallible, intuition is invaluable because it’s the inner voice that is speaking. This inner voice relies on the subconscious, which has access to all we have learned from our life experiences. More often than not, our decision making is subjective in nature. Research reveals that intuition is a powerful and scientifically backed skill that helps us make better and more confident decisions.
With a QiOne 2 Pro, the communication between your body’s cells is more efficient: the gold alloy grid chip stimulates the body’s water molecules to form crystalline structures. In this coherent state, random electron movement–also known as thermal noise–is significantly reduced. When the communication flow is smoother and less chaotic, intuition is enhanced.