February 27, 2003.
Common sense is one of those little things that can make a big difference in our lives. Sometimes the only difference between consistently winning and habitually losing can be attributed to the use or misuse of one's common sense.
For example, when an individual is mired in a prolonged losing slump, the losing streak can typically be traced back to that person regularly committing the same basic mistakes over and over again. When things start going sour, there is an ill fated tendency to do keep doing what you have previously done. While this approach doesnt make a whole lot of sense, it commonly happens time and time again.
Why in the world would someone keep making the same wrong choices? After all, common sense would suggest trying a different approach. There is an easy answer and that answer is prior CONDITIONING. The manner in which people respond during those make or break moments of life is quite often determined by one's previous conditioning. If a person has allowed negative conditioning to govern his or her actions in the past, chances are good that this previous conditioning will again dictate the choices being made today.
So why would anyone continue to make the same erroneous choices, especially when making one bad choice after another doesn't seem to work and sure doesn't make a whole lot of sense? Unfortunately, when tough decisions must be made many people tend to react to the situation rather than respond to it. Is there any real difference between responding or reacting to a situation? Let's take a closer look.
When youre not feeling up to par, a doctor may prescribe some medicine to help treat the symptoms of your illness. When you take the medicine, generally one of two things typically occurs. Your body can positively respond or negatively react to the medicine. Hopefully the medicine prescribed is the correct choice and produces the desired response. If, on the other hand, your body REACTS to the medicine, it can in some cases actually compound your problems. Obviously a positive response is the desired result.
This very same premise holds true whenever you need to make choices and implement changes in your life. When faced with making meaningful decisions, you should step back and fully evaluate the available choices and then listen to what your common sense tells you to do. This common sense approach insures a proper response to the choices presented and prevents a poorly conceived reaction to the problem.
You should condition yourself to respond and never react to lifes daily challenges. You should take your time, tune into your powerful sixth sense and then follow its lead. No, its not always easy to do and yes, it does take some work to develop this healthy habit, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Conditioning yourself to tap into your sixth sense can literally change virtually every aspect of your life.
Remember, if something failed to work the first time around, then some changes need to be made before you attempt it again. When you start learning from your mistakes and keep looking for a better way each time out, youll start converting your prior missteps into stepping stones right straight to the top.
It is time for you to trust your best judgment, rely on your gut feelings and put your common sense to work for you. Your sixth sense won't let you down.
The Bottom Line: You will find that choosing to listen to your intuition does indeed make a lot of sense.
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