future, let’s use this time to realize the depth of the water.
In our first installment on shaping the future, we talked about how
important time and intuition are in molding what is yet to come.
Some or even many could have raised their eyebrows when I
suggested to trust their intuition.
They could be thinking that the suggestion is to disregard facts
in favor of hunches. For most, it could be a separation of logic from
decision-making; however, did I say to just “guess”?
Using intuition has it’s “special” time in business. It is when you
deal with people, whether hiring or people management; it is when
you get into product design; and in many cases, it is when your
back is against the wall. Haven’t you realized how much creativity
could propel your undertakings to success?
Creativity, in business, makes use of imagination which fuses with
“intuition.” Intuition is essential to being a futuristic leader. Hence,
creativity, imagination, and intuition go hand in hand into grasping
the cycle of birth and death; and seeing past the end of a cycle.
Now, understand that “intuition” is forecasting; and “forecasting” is
simply the proper use of one’s brain cells to predict the future.
It is also in the ability to see beyond the initial idea, through the
building process, and yes, past the completion of the project.
See, if Leadership were just being objective without the balance of
subjectiveness then we are like “robots”… and this explains why
there is stereotyping and bias, the two deadly sins that deprives
a company of “great ideas.”
More so, think about this…
Notice that some of the greatest corporate thefts happened
because we chose what looks nice on paper instead of balancing
things out with our intuition. Good for those crimes that have been
discovered, but what about those that has not been uncovered yet?
Well, to this date, they continue to milk your company of valuable
resources – and with your approval via your traditional thinking!
- Woodrow Wilson
Intuition is “courage.” Courage is an integral part of Leadership.
Intuition is not about “guessing.” Intuition is understanding the
situation with faith and confidence. And mind you, faith and
confidence are central to being A Leader; without these qualities,
you can never be a good Leader.
Look, we know that before we get to war, everything should be
considered. However, there are times when you do not have that
immediate access to resources; there are times when you are
just caught fighting without any bullets.
If so, would you just flee?
Good for you if you could. You could just then regroup and fight
another day. But what if you can not? Now, this is really when your
strength and abilities are tested! This is when intuition is specially
useful. Crisis makes a Hero!
Remember the first component to shaping the future? Fix yourself.
Do not be traditional but think out-of-the-box. Trust intuition to
release creativity. Have that courage.
“A little blindness is necessary when you undertake risk.”
- Bill Gates
Again, realize that we are not guessing nor throwing in the towel,
but in business, we should know how to blend logic with
intuition to our advantage. Nobody is in business to lose money
but see, only those who truly dares are those who really flourishes.
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the
old man who said on his death bed that he had had a lot of trouble
in his life, most of which had never happened.” - Winston Churchill
So, if you think you will lose, then you most certainly will... Success
begins in the mind. To win, you have to trust yourself. To thrive
in business, you got to be positive… to attract people and
money. And to shape a better tomorrow, you got to learn how to
use intuition for everyone’s benefit.
Our best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today.
To Shape The Future… get out of that shell.