"Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking."
Seek Insights is the eighth in this ten-part series as a refresher or introduction to the powerful strategies in Working with Wisdom. See the others here.
Are you looking for innovative ways to make more sales or increase your productivity? We don't have to know all the answers; we just need to know where to look, and often the place to look is inside. To make better decisions and solve problems easier, try these wisdom-accessing strategies.
Call to Action:
- Trust your intuition. While we all know the value of deliberate thinking, there are times when trusting our intuition also serves us. Take time to "inquire within." If you tend not to trust your intuition, use a "gut instinct" journal to keep track of the decisions you make based on your intuition and, when you see those successes, you will be more likely to trust your intuition next time.
- Pay attention to your dreams. Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, advises: "Whatever you read, see, listen to, talk about and experience during the last 45 minutes of the day has a huge influence on your sleep and your next day." Your wise subconscious is most vulnerable just before you go to sleep and as you wake up. Pose questions at bedtime and see what insights await in the morning. Simple questions like, "What should my next step be?" or "What do I need to know now?" Novelist John Steinbeck called it "the committee of sleep." Put that committee to work for you!
Be aware of synchronicities or coincidences. These are the things that make you go "Hmmm." It could be running into someone you haven't seen in a while who has the answer to a question you've been pondering or the message of a song on the radio.
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