World Economic Forum was twitting an article today “Why we need a global view on human behavior” about the importance of understanding global human behavior and the different reasons and actions from gutt-feeling and intuition depending on cultural background. And yes, cultural differences and the importance to understand these are important when working in a global world to resolve conflict and to achieve any positive results in negations, in business, and in any given matter of performance and personal leadership is crucial.
However, I argue that we would have a better world if we could all separate our gutt-feeling and intuition – we would also achieve positive results beyond our imagination in any given challenge world-wide and surpass cultural differences be it personal, organizational or in global political matter.
Our entanglement of our Gutt-Feeling and Intuition surpass any cultural differences and challenges in personal and organizational leadership. Hence the importance of separation the two very different things and the reason for why we sometimes despite incredible track records of success and extensive experience in any given field make mistakes and enter conflict that could be avoid because Gutt-feeling is based on past experience and Intuition is based on present and future solutions for the good of mankind – whether we talk about decision-making, negotiation, innovation, leadership or simple reactions in personal relationships.
This groundbreaking information and tools to overcome this challenge, I apply in my advice and executive mentoring in my daily work with executives and top performers around the world and first found and developed in my research development of Energistic Personal & Organizational Leadership back in 2007 (also mentioned in my book “The Treasure: How to Change the World”).
Now that I have committed 1 year of my life to travel on my “Treasure – Change the World Tour” to remind and empower people ‘high or low’ that we have the capacity and responsibility to can change the world for the better, I see proof to this everywhere I go talking to everyone from the man in the street, to world famous actors, executives, politicians or the lady in the cash register in the local bank. Everyone is burden by this entanglement and therefore also have little energy nor ability to handle the actions it takes to create that positive change, because Gutt-Feeling is preventing people from having any trust in self nor others others to create sustainable positive change.
I argue that both Gutt-feeling and Intuition are essential parts of our natural given gps to avoid same mistakes or crisis to happen and to find new and better ways. It is our gps using our 5 senses we have used through the space of time capturing the energies around us and within us transmitted through our own and other people’s thoughts, choices and actions to make wise short term and longterm decisions securing our survival and creating life. One, our inner warning system that works through our emotions and past experiences hence our Gutt-feeling and the other, through an inner innovation system assessing of best possible outcome and good of all parties involved from a global best case and care for our evolution, hence our intuition.
(If curious the research of quantum physics and time space and space time is relevant to understand that energy does not know time nor distance hence the great importance and global impact even of our everyday thoughts and local actions.)
Briefly, I will below mention a few and not exhaustive list of my distinctions of the two concepts Gutt-feeling and Intuition. Note that it is never wrong to use either or, yet the awareness of the differences and learning when to use what is both urgent and crucial in todays globally inter-related, inter-depent and fast paced environment.
- Instinctual focus on survival
- Triggered by fear
- Short-term actions
- Activated when experiencing perceived danger interpreted from past experiences and cultural predispositions
- Control of external environment
- Triggered by emotions
- Creation of life
- Developing trust to self and surroundings
- Long-term solutions
- Focus on the present and the future
- Positive impact on external environment through our inner choice (based on the good of both own interests and the external environment)
- Openness and ability to think outside the box
- Our 6th sense yet felt through our 5 physical senses to impact the outer environment
As the above bullet points indicate both Gutt-Feeling and Intuition are important tools to manage our own lives and that of our society and organizations. The awareness of the difference and the ability to use both is crucial. Because the constant unaware and entangled use of both confuses and drains even the best of us and creates internal and outer conflicts in crucial decision-making and leave us feeling drained and in some cases exhausted to the extent of inability to make any wise short term let alone no wise longterm decisions.
I am often used as confidential mediator and observer in important meetings, negotiations and processes to distinguish between the two because the more emotional engaged we are and the crucial importance of the outcome the harder the distinction between the two it is. It is a natural reaction from the side of nature to fight to survive as much as to create life giving solutions. In our world we have the resources to surpass survival for the entire human race if we dared to let go of fear and egocentric decision-making and dared to trust that we would be able to create abundant and worldly innovative ideas, creating results above imagination whilst making the world a better place – separating our intuition and gutt-feeling for a better and more happy life for ourselves and for a positive outcome and impact in the world in which we co exist and we co-create no matter if we choose survival or life-creation.
The choice is ours, the capacity is within and our individual impact is greater that anything we ever dared dreamed of.
Have a nice day.
Best of Energies
Christel Rosenkilde Christensen
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