Making Confident Decisions Requires Trusting Your Intuition • IslandWorks

November 23, 2023 · Advisory Making Confident Decisions Requires Trusting Your Intuition

Staying at home alone limits opportunities for excitement and interest. Some people are luckier because they tend to create opportunities.

Who is more lucky?

  • Extroverted people: More time with others, more interesting possibilities.
  • People who are not neurotic are less likely to notice and take advantage of opportunities due to their tense and anxious nature.
  • People who embrace new experiences are more likely to have interesting things happen.

Research has shown that people regret things they didn’t do more than things they did do. As time passes, we tend to rationalize our failures, but the things we never attempted are not so easily dismissed. If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got. If you want a different outcome, you must take a different action.

Trusting your intuition is key to making confident decisions.

According to research, fortunate individuals tend to rely on their intuition more than unlucky individuals do. Almost 90% of lucky people reported using their gut feelings when it came to personal relationships, while almost 80% said it played a crucial role in their career choices. In comparison, around 20% more lucky people than unlucky ones used their intuition when making significant financial decisions, and over 20% more trusted their instincts when considering their career paths.

If you want to improve your luck, try trusting your instincts more often.

What mindset should you adopt to boost your chances of experiencing good fortune?

Believing in a positive outcome increases the likelihood of success and taking action.

Transform Negative Experiences into Positive Ones.

Not all the time do lucky people get lucky. However, they deal with tough situations differently compared to those who are unlucky.

  • People who are lucky are able to see the positive aspects of the misfortunes they experience.
  • Lucky people believe that bad luck can lead to good outcomes.
  • People who are lucky don’t focus on their misfortunes.

How do you typically react when faced with disappointment?

When things don’t go as planned, it’s easy to feel defeated and lose hope. However, giving up and isolating yourself from the world won’t increase your chances of finding new opportunities. In such situations, you have two options: you can either quit or keep pushing forward. Those who are lucky tend to be more resilient and persevere through adversity.

Have you ever heard the saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining?” Well, it’s true! Remember to always look for the good in every situation. And don’t worry, not every silver lining has a cloud lurking behind it.

Good Luck!