Developing Your Intution for Business

If you really want to develop your workplace intuition and can commit yourself to doing so, you will succeed.  The majority of individuals, who recognize their intuitive talent, do not devote time to increasing their skill level to become a clear receiver of high-level intuitive help.

Expertise in this field isn’t as much about raw talent as it is about nurturing and developing the ability you possess; to become an excellent intuitive, one needs to practice and practice some more.   Without a significant amount of practice, intuitive ability, just like any ability, will remain stagnant.

Whereas some folks have an advantage because their intuitive ability was recognized and encouraged from an early age, you may have come to recognize and appreciate intuition’s power as an adult.  It doesn’t matter.  A combination of desire, ability (even if only recently discovered), study, and practice is all that is needed.

Experience and encouragement will help you learn to trust your intuitive gifts.  I have observed that at first, business intuition students they commonly doubt the information the receive. But with feedback about their intuitive hits, they overcome their doubts, learn to trust their intuition and can become standouts.

In Outliers; The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell observes that innate talent seems to play a smaller role than preparation in success.  A study done by psychologists at Berlin’s elite Academy of Music found that the real difference in success was how many hours violin students practiced.  These psychologists then compared amateur pianists with professional pianists and the same pattern was found.  The amateurs didn’t practice over around three hours a week throughout their childhood, while the professionals increased their practice time every year.  No “naturals,” who could get to the top in their field while practicing a fraction of the time were found.  The distinguishing factor, after a musician had enough talent to get into a top music school, was how much effort the student expended.  Those at the very top worked much, much harder than the rest.

While I’m not suggesting that you have to spend 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell says it takes to be the Bill Gates in any field, practice cannot be overemphasized.

The Beatles achieved their success largely because for two years they played 7 days a week, 8 hours a day in Germany for much of each year.  Bill Gates spent 20 to 30 hours a week programming computers in computer labs starting in eighth grade.

Talent combined with practice explains a lot.  So if you are interested in becoming a highly accurate intuitive, you already have enough talent which you can develop it to any degree you choose by combining your desire with the time it takes to develop it.

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