This is a Guest Post by Jill Magso from the Silva Method Team


You have most likely noticed that some people are extraordinarily talented when it comes to taking solid decisions. They just have a great knack for knowing which decision to take at the appropriate time. Many of these individuals have established tremendous success in the world of business and other areas in life. How could they not? They have this brilliant ability to tap into their insights anytime, whenever they need it.

Wouldn’t you like to model their abilities? I’m sure you would but perhaps you lack such innate talents. Or do you? In all honestly, it would be wrong to assume the potential to develop intuitive decision making is impossible. Anyone can do it with the right effort.

Yet aren’t some people born with the talent of intuitive decision making? They may very well have been. Yet I will say that it is more likely that they developed their extraordinary decision making talent from years of trial and error and experience. They might not admit it themselves and in some cases they might not even be directly conscious of it.  Such skills are the end result of a lengthy process of making decisions repeatedly over time. Eventually, those with good judgment will pick up on what works and what does not.


In many ways, you could say that developing intuitive decision making follows the same pattern as any other skill development. Essentially, you need to want the skill first then you have to work at acquiring it. Decision making (or, more accurately, effective decision making) is a skill like any other. It can be effectively attained and there is no magic to it.

There is an old saying about luck that is right on the spot: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Efficient decision making is quite literally cultivated through practice.

It is quite probable that even people who are naturals at taking effective decisions had poor intuition or judgment earlier in their lives. This is not a good thing or a bad thing. That is just how their decision making process turned out for them at the time. Those that were wise or conscious enough began to pick up on those things that work and discard those things that do not.

How can this be done? Is a great deal of time commitment required to make this particular process work? Does there come a point where you eventually give up on trying to develop intuitive decision making skills?

If these are the questions going through your mind, you may be running the risk of suffering from paralysis by analysis. In other words, your fretting about making improvements in terms of your intuitive capabilities will undermine you actual ability to take time out and develop said skills.

The process for reflecting for improvement may not be as difficult as you initially assume. Here are some insights into how to gain the much needed improvements you require…


1. Be resolute on trying and just do it

First, when you wish to deliberately improve a skill you will need to take definitive steps to do so. No more “winging it” with a halfhearted attitude. You will need to actually stop and reflect on what you need to do in order to attain success.


2. Monitor your decisions and their outcome

This can all start with keeping a journal of your intuitive decisions and noting which decisions worked out well, which ones worked out poorly, and which decisions were somewhat of a mixed bag. Keeping and accurate log of all your decisions will allow you to examine these decisions on their own individual merits.


3. Reflect on your inner motivations & reactions to those decisions

Writing down (or typing down) your ideas and opinions on your decisions will allow you to determine how to improve them in the future. Of course, it needs to go without saying you must be honest with all your assessments and self-reflections or else the process will not be one of much value. You want to look for improvements upon making reflections and not look towards making excuses. Be mindful or this or else you will discover your ability to enhance your decision making abilities will be limited.


The above three points will also make you more conscious of the fact that intuitive decision making is something that can be developed and improved. To assume that improvements are outside of your capabilities means you see intuitive decisions as innate or magical. That is not the case as there is a science to the process. You just have to figure out your own approach to improving on the science.


This article has been written by the Silva Method Team.


For over 5 decades the Silva Method has helped millions of people around the world achieve their highest potential by working with the mind. By expanding the mind’s capabilities through meditation, creative visualization, mental exercises, and self-improvement, graduates of the Silva Method have gained profound achievements and lasting transformation in their lives.

The Silva Intuition System is a powerful program designed to heighten your intuition in order to make the right decisions, follow your destiny and passions, and bring out your inner compass. While conventional science will have us believe that we are limited to the 5 senses, there is one sense that has been left hidden for many people and that is your intuition. It is your most powerful and precious sense.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Gilbert Ross

    I am with you on that Daniel. Strategic and long term thinkers are usually people who are also intuitive by nature or have developed intuitive decision making along the years. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

  2. Daniel M. Wood

    One additional point that research from Harvard has proved is that people with a long term mindset make better decisions.
    If you consider how a decision will affect you in 20 years you will make better decisions today.

    Most people only think about how something effects them in the short run, it is the long run that really matters.

  3. Gilbert Ross

    Thanks Justin for sharing your thoughts. Nice way of putting it! Developing intuition is definitely something that takes time and experience but it is much needed for us to evolve our consciousness in the 21st century. We need to find the lost way of ancient wisdom together with advanced technology. I believe this is the way forward.

  4. Justin | Mazzastick

    Using intuition to problem solve and make decisions is the way to go. I think that where the mind forgets the soul doesn’t. We have to develop our intuition and this will take time and experience to do so.

  5. Mark Koln

    Great article!! I have used the Silva method before and it was really a life-changing learning experience. It was a y-point in my life where I left an older me and walked off with a smarter, stronger and more capable me! Thanks for bringing back the memories

  6. Mellie Vierps

    This is a wonderful write-up. Thanks a lot for taking the time to describe this all out for us. It really is a great help!

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