What is intuition?
Cited from Wikipedia.org:
Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding – a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science. – Abella Arthur
Intuition (is) perception via the unconscious - Carl Gustav Jung
INTUITION may be defined as understanding or knowing without conscious recourse to thought, observation or reason. Some see this unmediated process as somehow mystical while others describe intuition as being a response to unconscious cues or implicitly apprehended prior learning - Dr. Jason Gallate & Ms. Shannan Keen BA.
Facts Regarding The Awesomeness of Intuition…
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), a scientist who also empowered his intuition once said :
- "I never found understanding about universal law only through analytical thoughts. The only real valuable thing is intuition."
- "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere"
The astronauts spent 90% of their times to practice their reactions based on intuition.
Ray Kroc purchased McDonald's franchise at too high price by that time. Uniquely, he said "It's my intuition that pushed
me to purchase and it's an obligatory!" His intuition was true, and it's proven now that McD spreads worldwide.
Sam Walton, the founder of Wal Mart applied his intuition when establishing his shop in 1962 and now, he and his family
becomes one of the richest people in the world.
A research from New Jersey Institute of Technology discovered that 80% of company management or CEOs able to double their
profits within 5 years have applied their intuition capabilities. John Mihalasky and E. Douglas Dean found that 80% of
successful CEOs have intuition capabilities above average.
John C. Maxwell said that "without intuition, a leader becomes blind and it is the worst thing that may happen to a leader"
"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."
- John Naisbitt -
"Learn to let your intuition -gut instinct- tell you when the food, the relationship, the jobs isn't good for you"
- Oprah Winfrey
"The Power of Intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days" - Lao Tzu
"All you have to do is pay attention, and awareness grants you access to every corner of the infinite field" - Deepak Chopra
World class successful people such as Warren Buffet and George Soros who play roles in the risk full businesses such as shares
and foreign exchange also acknowledge that intuition plays an important role in decision making and not just relying on
mathematical (technical) and fundamental analysis, meaning that the left brain (analytical) and right brain (intuition)
run together, side by side.
There are still more benefit of intuition for example we will get an alarm each time there is a danger/disaster threatening, knowing whether a business partner is trustable or not. Being a leader of organization, one can take quick decision (reducing human error), or if being a businessman, he or she can read a profitable business opportunity, etc.
So whatever the profession is, intuition is very useful in any sector of life.