How many times do we make a decision based on nothing but our better judgement? We assume we'll hate a certain place, film or that dish of squid in its ink as it looks so awful! And yet, when we let our curiousity win, we can be pleasantly surprised!
You're working on a big project, you're giving it all you've got, literally, and then it happens – you get BURNOUT! It is that time when you've expended all the energy you can and you have nothing left to give. It can make you ill but there are ways you can avoid it.
Resilience is what we need to control our brains and talk ourselves into doing things we'd rather not do. In athletes mental strength is more important than physical strength, so how does that work? I found out at a fascinating lecture given by Juan Coto.
It didn’t take me long to realise that I am thinking all the time, I just can’t stop it; my mind is always thinking about something. Time to think isn’t my problem – to really think, the kind of thinking that leads to great things happening, you need a thinking environment.
Intuition is recognition born of experience; I love that statement by David Meyers as much as I love the one from Herbert Simon that intuition is “analysis frozen into habit” I found it because our last election was so.