Why Predictions Fail
We all have biases and we use them to fast-forward through the mountains of information in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, this often paints us into a corner where false or incomplete information leads us away from productive decisions.
Consulting an intuitive can give you access to information that you have ignored or discarded and help you to reassess your position. The counselor’s job is to view the noise and detect patterns that you have missed! It is good to remember that there is always a relatively constant amount of objective truth, no matter how much “noise”!
The intuitive’s job is to recognize that even though she can “see” and has a commitment to pursue objective truth for her clients, she will always perceive it imperfectly. The reason this happens is because a reader is human and lives with delusions that even they do not realize.
So what is the best way to share information with a client? I try to read the signal and not the noise, and recognize that “opinion” (even though I am human and love to have an opinion) has no place in prediction. I will often just tell people what I see and then using that information work with them to develop appropriate responses. If asked, I am always willing to tell a story from my past to illustrate a point but I never feel that there is just one answer. What there is, is something called the curve, with the best choice lying somewhere on that curve, with the choice depending on the client.