When I first started this blog, I wondered if people would think it was a stretch to approach life intuitively, living moreso according to one’s internal sense of knowing rather than using logic or always doing things the way we’ve been taught. But the e-mails I’ve received in the last week have made me realize that a lot of people are already living intuitively in some areas of their lives, even if they haven’t consciously identified that that is what they are doing.
One person said she realized she felt stifled working 9 to 5, which was one of the reasons she became an entrepreneur. Another said he applied intuition to his job in sales; he has hunches about which potential customers to approach and nine times out of ten that person ends up making a purchase. Another e-mailer uses her intuition when she cooks. She just knows what spices and herbs to use and she says her family and friends can testify that the end result is always a tasty one.
When we think about the many times we’ve instinctively known the answer or the areas of our lives where we trust our sense of what we know, it’s easier to trust ourselves when we’re not so confident about the outcome.
Intuitive Action Item: Think about areas of your life in which you’re already living intuitively. These will be the areas of your life that just seem to flow and where you’re most confident in your ability to excel. In doing so, you’ll find that intuition is already working for you, and while you’re at it, drop me an e-mail because I’m interested in hearing what you find.