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Trusting Your Intuition: The Power of Embracing What Feels Right

October 09, 20232 min read

Trusting Your Intuition: The Power of Following What Feels Right

In today's fast-paced, data-driven world, we're constantly bombarded with numbers, statistics, and analytical tools designed to help us make "informed" decisions. These tools are undeniably useful, but have we forgotten the most primal and intrinsic decision-making tool we possess? Our intuition.

The Gentle Whisper of Intuition

Every one of us, at some point, has faced a situation where, despite the evidence pointing in one direction, something deep inside nudges us to consider an alternate route. This isn't random doubt or fear; it's a gentle whisper from deep within, reminding us that there's more to a decision than just black and white data. That's our intuition speaking.

Why Intuition Matters

In business and in life, raw data is invaluable. But data alone doesn't capture the nuances of human experience, individual passions, or the serendipitous connections that can lead to breakthroughs. Some of the world's most influential leaders attribute their biggest successes not just to data, but to a combination of that data and their gut feelings.

Apple's Steve Jobs once said, "Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect." It's not about dismissing the intellect, but about harmonizing it with our intuitive insights.

Crafting a Legacy Through Feeling

When we align our actions with what truly resonates with our spirit and values, we're not just making decisions; we're sculpting our legacy. Every choice we make, whether it's a 'yes' or a 'no', has ripple effects, shaping our future and the impact we leave behind.

Imagine if all our decisions were solely based on numbers. Would we have the art, music, and innovations that came from passionate risk-takers who followed their gut?

Embracing the Metric of the Heart

The next time you're faced with a decision, big or small, take a moment to pause. Push aside the noise, the expectations, and the pressure. Breathe deeply and ask yourself, "Does this FEEL right?"

It's not about dismissing logic but about blending it with that inner voice. In a world that can sometimes feel overwhelmingly analytical, maybe the most important metric of all is the one that resonates with the heart.

Conclusion

Data drives progress, but intuition shapes paths. Let's not forget to trust in our journey, honor our inner wisdom, and always, always follow what feels good. Because in doing so, we're not just succeeding - we're truly living.

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Sharon Seaberg

Sharon is a mentor for self-actualizing women. She leads smart successful women to a deeper understanding of themselves. To create a life plan that inspires them. Breakthrough on what is holding them back. And live a life that lights up their mind, body, and soul. She spent three decades in the corporate world in the fast-paced, high-stress, high-tech industry before walking away from exhaustion and becoming a life coach. She is a wife and mom of 2 amazing girls. Today, Sharon is the founder and CEO of A New Way of Being You. Her passion is to empower women to be authentic leaders; to stop wearing ‘busyness’ as a badge of honor; to learn how to have unshakable confidence and use conscious communication when faced with difficult people, and to feel more alive every day.

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