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I enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which discusses the value of heeding your intuition. It's a powerful idea.
Unfortunately, it is incomplete. Often our intuition is wrong.
The problem with Gladwell's book is that it never provides a counter narrative. That is he never tells those stories of people who trusted their intuition — and then got burned.
To stay open to the possibility that you might need to unlearn, it's wise to make it a habit to always search for counter-evidence.
Phrased another way, always ask this question: What could prove the idea (or me) wrong?
Looking for other questions you might ask yourself? Check out this old post: