I picked up a book that caught my eye on the way to my “Home away from home”. Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.
- Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had a split-second to react?
- Have you ever met someone where something inside clicked and said “This guy is a scumbag!”, your kids don’t trust them, the dog growls in their presence, and everyone goes “Oh he’s a nice person, give them a chance”… only to find out later, they are indeed a scumbag, and your initial instinct was correct?
- Or made a last minute move that makes no sense whatsoever, but “feels right”, and pays off?
It’s called “adaptive subconscious”. A part of your brain that processes like a supercomputer long before your reasoning ability figures things out. It’s what keeps cops and soldiers alive, makes some better leaders with “snap decisions” by listening to that “inner voice”.
The book explores this. I’ll let you know what I think; in the meantime, you may want to check it out.