How many people blindly follow their GPS-es to get where they need to go? In doing so, many have actually de-activated their natural spatial locator in their brain. They have not exercised the capacity of creating complex mental maps and thus have become entirely reliant upon external guidance.
Using intuition is a similar process! Instead of following the masses and popular opinion, or blindly following those people close to you, it is important that you learn to sense what is correct for you in your own life. Your inner wisdom can guide you to the most appropriate paths in each moment, however you need to tune into this wisdom regularly to develop this skill.
Listening to your inner guidance is a powerful tool that can be honed through meditation and practice. Additionally, being in a positive mental state can help you to access your best mental resources to make the optimal decisions. For help with this, see my wellness coaching services.