Here is an employment related example of not using your intuition and the lessons learned from the experience. I wrote a guest post earlier this year about using intuition in a job search. I thought I would share an actual experience of what it is like to not use your intuition.
Intuition in Real Life
Don’t think that if you are intuitive, you have to all of a sudden open up a psychic practice. Intuition may be thought of as that “wu-wu” stuff, but it can have real life practical applications. It can be very useful in day to day interactions with friends, family, and co-workers and is worth developing.
Paying attention to the small, quiet signals that you are given throughout the day is key to accepting your intuitive abilities. Keeping a journal of your intuitive hits and misses can also help you to grow your trust in your own intuition.
The Long Road of Unemployment
I am writing this from a “been through that” perspective. We have been down the road of unemployment. Someone very close to me had two different prospective jobs lined up at one point and had been through the second and third interviews. He was waiting on a call from either employer.
The one he had really hoped would call did not call on the day they had said they were going to, but the other one did. He said he would think about the offer and have a final decision in a few days. He kept hoping the other company would call. They did not.
He returned the call of the company who had made the offer and said yes to the position. My heart sank when I heard him say yes. I knew right then it was a wrong move, but the deed was done.
The first day of the job for him was not a good report. Neither were the days and months to follow. He came to find out that the company who had not called had severe flooding damage and could not get into their office building. He ended up leaving the job he accepted after about seven months.
A Lesson Learned
Was it a good lesson? Yes. We both learned to listen to our intuition and not ignore the warning lights and sirens that were going off in both of our heads. Having learned the hard way that a logical override was a poor choice in this circumstance. We have moved on from that period of our lives, but it was a difficult time in both of us.
I have since taken a different perspective on working for an employer and quit my day job a few weeks ago. The road of self-employment may not be rosy all the time, but at least I know I will never fire myself.