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Okay, onto todays’ tip.]
Before taking my most recent trip to China, I grabbed a stockpile of
books to read. One of them, BLINK, was so good, I’ve been telling
people about it ever since.
Incidentally, the author, Malcolm Gladwell, is the same guy who wrote
THE TIPPING POINT – another national best-seller.
So this book, BLINK, confirmed some things that I have been telling
people for the past 10 years – and it opened my eyes on a number
of other issues.
One of the things it confirmed was how someone of a high skill level
in martial arts, music, painting, and so on, can look at someone or
something, and INSTANTLY assess the skill level or value. I have often
told people that I can look across the room, see two people practicing or
competing, and immediately know if they’re the real deal or not.
How do I know this. I can’t really explain. It’s just a guttural instinct that
comes after three plus decades in the trenches.
I also loved the book because of how it revealed the power of face reading.
In Chinese this is called Xiang Mian. I’ve looked into it for over a decade
and find it to be most fascinating – as well as highly accurate.
One of the biggest ‘a-ha’s’ I got from BLINK, however, was how they have
scientifically proven that those who take a long time to make a decision,
usually make a WORSE decision than if they go with the gut feeling they
have from the get-go.
I know this rings true in my case. When I make my decisions quickly, I’m
almost always right, just as written about in BLINK. When I hem and haw
and think, think, think – I’m not really thinking at all. I’m preparing myself
for what will probably be a dumb decision.
The message is clear: Learn to trust your internal instincts. Learn to believe in that
initial gut reaction or feeling you have about something. Chances are better than not
that what you think in a BLINK will be the right answer.
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