Consider the following to unravel the truth.
Unveiling the Truth
- When you are indecisive
One of the most common situation is when you are indecisive, confused, directionless, at cross roads or not sure what to do in case of a given matter or issue.
Not being able to decide, you resign to the fate and decide to accept whatever has to happen would happen. You do not want to care a damn and just sit pretty. It is also possible that at this stage, some people retire to their favorite place, where they believe they are able to think better or different. This is the most probable time, when an idea would click in your mind, what you term as your inner voice or intuition.
Notice the state of your mind – you went past the phase of indecision and became unmindful of results. This is when an Idea surfaced!
- When you are frustrated or troubled
You are doing hard work, giving your best; but you do not get results or rewards. On and on, you keep trying and then, it leads to your frustration. Or, you are playing in stock market and loosing. You are baffled and troubled. In such cases, if you decide to take a pause, forget your frustration or failure, restore your courage and plan to make a fresh start, then possibilities are high that you would get one or more ideas, which could click. You may call these ideas coming from blue or your gut feeling; but these do work.
Note – new idea/s got triggered, when you buried the past and restarted with no conflict of thoughts to drag you back.
- When you have to decide in split seconds
Take example of variety of sports – you are at the last stage of the game, with ball with you which can make you a winner or loser. Most players fumble at such juncture and hence loose. If, at this stage, you forget winning or losing, nervousness or hesitation and just focus on hitting the ball, probability is very high that at split second your mind would drive you to hit at the right place!
Point to note – you were unmindful of result and had no conflict of interests in the sense of “your desire to win as opposed to concentrating to hit the ball”; you had only one interest – hit the ball right!
- When you have taken an action; but not sure of its efficacy
There are times, when you have initiated action; but start to wonder whether you did it right. You struggle a lot to get an answer; but you can’t. Finally, you start to divert your mind or sleep over. Probabilities are high that you would suddenly get a clear thought whether it was wrong or right.
Watch it – one clear idea pops up, when you do not have conflict of thoughts!
- When you defer it to your Guru or God man
There are occasions, you are in dilemma or facing contradictions or set back and cannot figure out what should be further course. If there is someone in whom you have strong faith like Guru or God man or friend, you refer matter to him/her. If that person is above self-interests, his/her idea would work like a godly advice or voice for you.
Once again – winning ideas surface from a second person, when he has no self-interests, which actually mean no conflict of interests.
What it really means?
Above examples lead to a clear conclusion –
When you are truly unmindful (it means that you are not worrying or keep thinking) of results and do not have conflict of interests and thoughts, then the idea or thought, which you get in your mind at that instance is actually your Inner Voice or Instinct or Intuition or Hunch or Gut Feeling or Godly Voice!
For most people, such state of mind is triggered by their way of thinking, character, certain environments or objects. It happens occasionally, but not consistently. However, successful people like Warren Buffet have such state of their mind most of time and hence, their ideas/decisions hit bull’s eye nearly all time.
What is the best You can do?
- Change your perception. There are no external forces or objects responsible for your Instincts or Intuition or so. It is just a state of your mind.
- Continue practice to be unmindful of results, free from conflict of interests and thoughts, especially when you have to take important decisions. Gradually, you would observe your mind does reach such state momentarily.
- Catch the thought or idea, which pops up at that time. That’s the one, which would work for you.
- Concentrate to learn what your triggers for above state of mind are. Use them often. But eventually, your need to do away with these triggers and use own thinking process to get this state of mind.
Finally, if you want to be a great decision maker, very important aspect of your professional or personal life, make above way of thinking or state of your mind a routine habit! Not easy; but not impossible!! Start making little efforts; results would start to yield.