7 Characteristics of Great Achievers Part 5 of 7

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*I define high achievers or great achievers, the people who have gone above and beyond in any area of their lives and have accomplished more than the average person. This is not an inclusive list, but I limited it to seven. One for each day of the week.

***If you missed the previous parts, here is Part 1Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Part 4: Great Achievers Trust their Intuition

We live in a world where we’re constantly encouraged to be realistic and to put logic before anything else. If it doesn’t make sense and can’t be explained, then it’s not true. Unfortunately this approach does not always make sense because things are not always what they seem to be on the surface.

Today, in the information age, we are constantly bombarded with advertisement, sales pitches, scams and schemes, false promises and so much information that it’s not always easy to distinguish what is useful for us and what isn’t. It’s a proven fact that when someone is presented with too many choices and too much information, it can cause them to be overwhelmed and confused. One way to avoid that is to trust your intuition. There are steps you can take to not only trust your intuition but also be able to differentiate between your intuition and your mind.

1. Know yourself

Your mind’s role is survival and protection. Those are great things and that’s why it’s important to be mentally healthy, AND your mind works based on what it has been conditioned to see, do and believe from your past experiences and habits. Sometimes a “gut feeling” can feel like fear because it’s coming from your mind. It’s protecting you from pain and only wants you to experience pleasurable things. That’s good except when you’ve associated for example investing money with loss. When you see a life-changing opportunity, you will automatically cringe out of fear because your mind has been conditioned to fear investments.

On the other hand, your intuition is based on love, universal truths, a connection to your spirit/higher/true self and always knows things that can’t always be logically explained.

A simple way to know the difference is to listen to your feelings and examine them, possibly even writing them down. Ask yourself things like: Does this make sense? Is it going to benefit me or others? Does it feel right? And if it doesn’t feel right, write down what comes up or ask things like: Is it fear? Is it coming from a past experience? Does it come from a strong belief that I have? etc. You might not always get it right but doing this exercise often will help you not only understand how you make decisions but also help you differentiate between your mind’s voice and your intuition’s voice.

2. Ground yourself

There is too much noise around you because that’s the world we currently live in. But it doesn’t always help you stay connected to your true self. Find time for meditation and reflection to find yourself again, have spiritual guidance, peace, love and understanding. Find time for prayer and affirmations. We create our results by speaking them out because there is power in the spoken word. Observe the world around you and be present. Notice the energy inside of you and how it connects you to others and to the world. Visualize the achievement of your goals before going to sleep; they will activate a creative energy during your sleep and throughout your day and you will know when an opportunity is for you because it will be aligned with your goal.

To your success,

Neo

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