Avoid Regret by Listening to Your Intuition

In this post, you’ll have the opportunity to consider the power of intuition in business and life with insights inspired by Brandyn Campbell.

In the fast-paced world of business, decisions often come with a multitude of data, analysis, and rational discussion and though. However, there’s a silent force that often gets overlooked and undermined—intuition. Entrepreneur and business leader Brandyn Campbell beautifully captures the essence of this in the following quote:

“Each time I have not listened to my gut— my inner knowing — especially in business, I have regretted it. I have talked myself out of whatever that feeling was, telling myself I’m not being rational.  That feeling is something that I now just go with. It does not matter how ridiculous it seems. If I have a feeling that this is the wrong project for me or the wrong opportunity, I am not going to talk myself out of it. I have to trust whatever that is. Because there have been too many times I did not listened to my intuition, and I have regretted it. Now, I trust that feeling when it shows up.” Brandyn Campbell

Brandyn’s insight prompts us to explore the transformative power of listening to our intuition, not only in business but in all aspects of life.

The Rational Mind vs. Intuition

In a world driven by logic and reason, intuition often takes a backseat. However, successful individuals like Brandyn have learned the hard way that dismissing that inner voice can lead to regrets. Intuition, often known as the ‘sixth sense,’ is our subconscious mind processing information at a level beyond our immediate awareness. It’s that feeling in the pit of your stomach or the subtle voice in your head guiding you in a particular direction. It’s the tiny whisper that becomes louder – if we choose to listen.

Trusting the Unseen Wisdom

As Brandyn emphasizes, there’s a certain wisdom in our gut feelings. It’s an innate ability to sense and perceive information that might not be evident in the facts. Within the dynamics of business, where risks and uncertainties are inevitable, trusting your intuition can be the differentiating factor whether you reach success or not.

Let’s Reflect:

  • When was the last time you ignored your intuition in a personal or professional decision? What was the outcome?
  • Can you think of a moment when your intuition guided you towards a successful outcome? What lessons did you learn from that experience?
  • In what areas of your personal or professional life could you benefit from paying more attention to your intuition? How can you cultivate a habit of trusting your gut feelings

Embracing the Ridiculous

Brandyn’s quote underlines the importance of not dismissing feelings as ‘ridiculous.’ Intuition doesn’t always align with logical reasoning, and that’s okay. It’s about acknowledging and respecting those feelings that go beyond the surface. Embrace the seemingly irrational and trust that there’s unseen wisdom in those intuitive whispers.

Creating a Balance

While intuition is a powerful guide, it’s important to strike a balance between intuition and rational thinking. They complement each other, providing a holistic decision-making approach. Integrating both aspects allows for a better understanding of situations, leading to more informed and, often, more successful choices.

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Brandyn Campbell is an educator, speaker, advocate, and believer in a better world–and workplace. The founder of Brandyn Campbell Communications LLC, she helps businesses build and articulate their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Brandyn draws on over 20 years of experience to clients around the world, providing actionable solutions that center equity and inclusion throughout their communications and cultures.

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