No matter where you are on your journey, you have had at least a few experiences when one of two things happened: you had a strong feeling about a person, place or situation and you listened to it, or you didn’t.

Here’s the thing. Either case is instructive. The times you listened teach you that you are capable of taking the risk to trust yourself. The times you didn’t teach you about the price we pay when we don’t.

We need both kinds of stories for our intuition to grow. Nothing reminds us of how intuition actually feels than the pain that came as a result of disregarding it.

So you definitely want to be wrong as much as possible, especially at the beginning of your learning.

Herein lies another paradox: if you’re willing to be wrong, it keeps your thinking flexible. You’ll get more intuitive information this way. Not-knowing leads to more knowledge.

Today’s experiment is to stop trying so hard to be intuitive. If you’re using it to make a decision, stop. If you’re getting mixed signals, just guess. Eventually, your intuition will start sending stronger signals.

And try to fuck up at least once today! Let us know how you’re doing in the comments!

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