Thursday, February 23, 2012
Think About Searching, #5
How we decide should depend on what we are deciding. How we search should depend on what we are searching. One approach or one starting point will not work with every type of decision or search. We can trust our emotional / intuitive side to make decisions, yes; but it takes effort. Our emotions are deeply empirical and can do a good job at distilling past experiences. But trusting one's emotional thoughts requires a constant vigilance - that is, intelligent intuition is a result of deliberate practice. So is intuitive searching. Knowing where to search, how much time and effort to expend, and knowing when you have found the answer is a practiced and artful skill. Take it on! It will be richly rewarding.