5 Steps To Develop Your Intuition For Success

A common characteristic in the lives of many successful people is their ability to follow their intuition. Whether it’s a gut feeling or a hunch, these successful people have learned to “trust their gut” and by doing so, have become successful and wealthy individuals. If you want to fast track your success learn to develop and trust your intuition.

In this episode of Life Without Limits TV, I’m going to share the source of this hidden power, how to access it, at will, and how to use it as your personal guidance system to have everything you need in life, at the time you most need it.

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” – Eileen Caddy

What is Intuition?

Francis Choelle, author of Intuitive Compass: Why the Best Decisions Balance Reason and Instinct, offers a few, easy to understand definitions for intuition and instinct in his article, What Is Intuition, And How Do We Use It? He defines instinct as our “our innate inclination toward a particular behavior (as opposed to a learned response).” It’s like a “gut feeling” or a “hunch” that we get in our mind. Choelle continues by adding this gut feeling “appears quickly in consciousness without us being fully aware of the underlying reasons for its occurrence.”

Our intuition, he describes, is a “process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and nonconscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason.”

How Others Have Used Intuition for Success

People like Einstein, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison all used their intuition as a source of inspiration, knowledge and guidance. Mozart claimed he received his inspiration from within and Ted Turner attributes his success to understanding that “vision and intuition go hand in hand with one another.” Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, said it was a “feeling” that started it all. “I felt it in my funny bone that it was a sure thing.”

Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, tells a similar story oh how one day he submitted a bid for for some property at $165,000. The follow morning he awoke with the figure $180,000. What happened? He won the property by beating out the next highest bidder at a difference of $1000. The outcome of the Mr. Hilton following his internal guidance system was he won the bid. Later the property sold for over $2 million. How about that for following your gut!

Studies shows that many of today’s executives rely heavily on their “hunches”, especially for complex problems, instead of relying on rational thinking alone. Remember success doesn’t lie in our rational thinking. According to Henry Mintzberg, contributor to the Harvard Business Review, success is a “blend of clear-headed logic and powerful intuition.”

Benefits of Using Your Intuition for Success

Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it’s a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it’s wrong. – Tamara Mellon

Hopefully by now you see the value in the power of intuition. It’s a partner within that many don’t pay attention to. But if you’re still struggling with following your gut more than your rational thinking, let me give you a few benefits:

  1. Helps you make better decisions
  2. Come up with more creative ideas
  3. Tap into endless possibilities
  4. Discover the easiest and most direct path to the fulfillment of your desires
  5. It’s more reliable than reasoning

Benefits of Using Your Intuition for Success

  1. Identify your goal or desire
  2. Get as much information and facts that are relevant to your goal
  3. Let the information you’ve researched and learned simmer
  4. Take action when you get a hunch
  5. Evaluate the outcome of the action you took