Intuition or Desire?

by Gail Z. Martin excerpted from Fresh Start Success: Reimagine Your Work, Reinvent Your Life, Re-Ignite Your Passion

Due diligence plus finely-honed intuition make for a powerful combination. Run the numbers, do your research, and then listen to your gut. How do you hone your intuition? Test it on less consequential decisions. Your intuition has always been with you; what’s been missing is your mindfulness. As you begin to practice being aware of your intuition, you’ll notice it speaking to you more often.

Don’t make the mistake of confusing your intuition with your own desires. Your intuition is the still, small voice that wakes you up in the middle of the night with insight, or that makes you hesitate about rushing in to a bad idea. In contrast, our desires shout so loudly we can’t hear ourselves think, let alone hear that whisper of intuition. Knowing the difference takes practice and mindfulness, but it’s well worth the effort as you craft your own Fresh Start Success.

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