I like the science. I want to know the facts. Give me the statistics and I’m more at ease. As a girl who considers logic and reason essential for decisions, this niggling ‘intuition’ issue has always been a source of conflict for me. The stats, the figures, the science, the logic… they all make sense to me. I understand.
What is this niggling feeling in my gut, this intuition thing, what is it trying to say, why is it saying it? I don’t understand.
Yet, why is it, when I feel that gut feeling and ignore it, overriding it for the logical choice, and it doesn’t work out, that I remember that niggling doubt I had before I chose. I recall the little alarm bell that started to ring to tell me “No. Stop. Somethings not right here.”
I learned the hard way. Trust your intuition, girl. It doesn’t stand to reason, but somehow it’s right.
And, I learned this through the everyday choices:
- tea or coffee
- make the call or not
- stay in or go out
And professional choices:
- candidate A or candidate B
- joint venture partner or not
- acquire company X or not
When I didn’t listen to my intuition, something was always never quite right. And sometimes just didn’t work at all.
I don’t have stats, or science, or logic or reason to understand why intuition is important. What I do have though, is my own evidence; my own trial and error results. So I know, when my intuition speaks up, I somehow have to listen, despite my rational self’s objections.
What’s been your experience with your intuition?