“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein
We all have it. It’s that gut feeling when you know something’s true even if you can’t explain it. That feeling when you’re faced with a decision and you know exactly and without a doubt what you must do; when you absolutely know the right course of action.
It’s more than a hunch.
Intuition is brilliant. A guiding force. Always present, right, and true.
The beautiful thing is that you don’t have to do anything to get it. You already have it. All you have to do is listen.
But listening can be so, so, so hard.
Listen and you go down one road. Don’t hear, not sure, or ignore your intuition and you go down a different road.
It’s been my experience that
- it’s better to follow, even though it’s scary
- there’s usually a price to pay for not listening
- intuition doesn’t hold a grudge; she will always speak to you again.
It’s your guide, your North Star.
Yes, it’s scary. I know.
Your head screams at you:
- What if it doesn’t work out.
- And what if _______ happens
- What are people going to say
- You’re going to look stupid
- You don’t know how to do _______
- Think about the people you’ll disappoint.
That’s fear of the unknown and the unknown can be scary.
Einstein says intuition is the “only real valuable thing”.
Even though it must have played a huge role in his life and in his body of work, he probably had to learn to follow just like everybody else. He probably had days when he doubted himself. Doesn’t everyone?
What would happen if you discovered the value in the simplicity of listening to your intuition.
Where would it lead?
For more on this topic, read 3 Empowering messages to tell yourself when you feel doubtful