Intuition – Its Influence on Your Judgment and Success
Intuition is one of the most vital components of the decision-making process. Those with strong intuition are much more likely to be successful. In fact, it is one of the strongest predictors of high performance and success.
Merriam-Webster defines intuition as, “a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence: a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why.”
If you have a strong ability to notice what is happening around you, you possess a stronger intuition. Therefore, by developing the habit of paying attention to the details and subtlety of your surroundings, you are much more likely to be successful in everything you do.
Individuals with strong ability to notice often seem wise and sensible, such as moms when caring for their children. In fact, this is an area where, on average, women have stronger judgment than men.
Individuals who lack an ability to notice are often dubbed as “clueless”. However, not to worry, it can be improved.
If it seems that the details of your surroundings often escape you, and you would like to give your intuition a boost, make certain that you develop the habit of noticing, simply paying close attention to that which is going on around you, and your likelihood for success will increase tremendously.
Occasionally individuals with extremely well developed intuition will notice “too much” and this can cause them to worry sometimes about insignificant issues. However, better to occasionally worry a bit than to miss the subtlety of what is going on around you.
The bottom line, intuition is powerfully influential in your decision making process, and ultimately, your success.
CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired)