of Your Creativity
All great men are gifted with
intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis what they need to know.
~ Alexis Carrel
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on
facts filed away just below the conscious level.
~ Dr. Joyce Brothers
I’m sure luck
helps every successful
entrepreneur. But it doesn’t come without a lot of
preparation and hard work…
You've got to start with your gut, with something you
passionate about, for a good reason. You won’t get there by sitting
in a closet and thinking, ‘Boy I know the world must want this.’
is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of
your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll
discover will be wonderful. What you'll
discover will be yourself.
Intuition can give you answers for ultimate
questions – not verbally but existentially. You need not ask, What is truth?
Instinct won't hear, it is deaf. Intellect will hear but it can only
philosophize; it is blind, it can't see. Intuition is a seer, it has eyes.
It sees the truth – there is no question of thinking about it. Instinct and
intuition are both independent of you. Instinct is in the power of nature,
of unconscious nature, and intuition is in the hands of the superconscious
universe, the consciousness that surrounds the whole universe, the oceanic
consciousness of which we are just small islands – or better, icebergs,
because we can melt into it and become one with it.
Intuition does not always appear as the
ingenious breakthrough or something grandiose. Intuitive thoughts, feelings,
and solutions often manifest themselves as good old common sense. Common
sense is efficient.
~ Doc Childre and Bruce
Sincerely surrendering to your heart intuition
gives you access to new intelligence and opens the door for new
intelligence to your attitudes and conceptual understandings so the head
can operate with less limitation.
~ Doc Childre and Sara
Paddison, HeartMath Discovery Program
The Role of Intuition
The best and
fastest decisions are made from intuition which is drawing from your
knowledge, experience, and your ability to receive and interpret
signals from the Universe.
Intuitive thinking is a feeling that doesn’t use rational
processes such as facts and data.
Your rich experience is the key to
building your intuitive decision making ability. The more patterns and
happenings you get exposed to, the more your subconscious intuition can draw from
experience and statistics.
A well-developed intuition is your lucky ticket
to a brighter future...
the world's most successful investor and
a self-made billionaire,
relies heavily on his gut instinct.
Bill Gates, Founder of
Microsoft Corporation and a Berkshire director, praises Buffett's
hard-to-imitate management style. "It's baffling to think who else could do
it," he says...
18 Lessons for Leaders from Colin Powell
Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range,
go with your gut. Don't wait until you have enough facts to be 100% sure,
because by then it is almost always too late...
is one of the most successful
of our generation. His success story is legendary. Put up for adoption
at an early age, dropped out of college after 6 months, slept on
friends’ floors, returned coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food,
then went on to start Apple Computers and Pixar Animation Studios.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life," says
Jobs. "Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other
people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own
inner voice. And most important,
have the courage to
follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want
Everything else is secondary."”...
said, "No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on
is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know
what's going to happen until you do it." His intuition was amazing. He saw
markets before they were there. Once he listened to a group of his managers
present a convincing argument, buttressed with statistics, that first-year
production of a new foot warmer should be 50,000. Matsushita glanced over
the figures, quietly said: "A hundred thousand." The company made a hundred
thousand and sold them easily.1 ...
Ram Charan and Noel Trichy in their book
Every Business Is a Growth Business write: "Many companies have
seemingly done well thinking from the inside out. 3M achieved legendary
success as an innovator by giving its people room
their ideas in quasi-entrepreneurial fashion. For years, it ranked among
the leaders of FORTUNE's list of most admired companies. But during the
first half of of the 90s, 3M grew its
less than 4% despite the brilliance of its entrepreneurial technologists.
There wasn't enough
from the marketplace – missing were the
insight into the customer's mind, and the intuitive
observations about needs that could have translated inventiveness into
powerful growth." In late 90s, new leadership got the company back on
outside-in growth initiatives.
Innovative Thinking Tools
The 10 metaphoric tools are fundamental
parts of understanding and communication as they extend our
thinking into the domain of intuition by invoking an imaginary example
of something we are familiar with...