An emotional state or a reaction like a feeling of Joy. It is the emotional side of someone’s character; emotional responses or tendencies to respond”. Feelings are everything in life. We need to express ourselves and without inhibitions. Feelings are what separate us from robots.
In the modern world of Facebook, Twitter and other social media interactions, most of us have taken feelings for granted. We express ourselves very well in the social media but can’t do the same adequately in real life. We need to express our feelings and respond to the situations with emotions.
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Steve Jobs based his career on it and Bill Gates used it too. Richard Branson too was a big fan of intuition or the gut feel. It helped Einstein devise the theory of relativity and its importance is growing all the time.
Intuition is a form of thinking that is unconscious. You know things, but you don't know why. It is holistic. It sees the big picture. It produces judgements that are affectively charged. It Connects to our feelings, rather than our analytical minds.
Steve Jobs took the mystical view of intuition, which he says he learned on his youthful trip to India. “Intuition is a very powerful thing” he said “is more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.” Jobs's gut feelings dominated Apple. Akio Morita also believed in intuition. He went against his entire team to launch a product that defined the Sony Corporation. The product – the iconic WALKMAN.
Morita was convinced that he had a winner in his hand even when his research team said exactly the opposite - that the WALKMAN would be a failure! Talk of the power of the gut feeling and Intuition.
Never lose the feel. Indian Cricket captain M.S.Dhoni is a practitioner of the feel factor. Yes some of his gut feel decisions have bombed, but the ones that succeeded, reaped India a great harvest.
M.S.Dhoni made Joginder Singh bowl the last over in the 2007 T20 word cup. That was a master coup. The rest as they say is history. India roared and went on to win the inaugural T20 world cup. And it was last ball nail biting finish over our arch rivals Pakistan. And that too without established superstars like Sachin, Dravid and others. Dil se Dil Tak!