Has someone asked you these questions at some point in your life (I hope so)?
What are you passionate about?
How clear are you on the vision for your life?
What is your “WHY”? (Or substitute other words in the place of “why”: mission, purpose, vision, belief, calling…everyone resonates with a different word.)
I used to think clarity on your “why” (or substitute another word from above) was a magical unicorn that popped into your life every now and then, often unexpectedly. Sometimes we have it, sometimes we do not. Sometimes we are clear, sometimes we are not. Sometimes we are inspired and focused, sometimes we are confused. Sometimes we are on, sometimes we are off. So we meander in distraction and reaction hoping for a flash of inspiration (magical unicorn) to reveal to us what we are supposed to be doing.
I have come to learn that and believe that clarity is a habit, something to be pursued and cultivated every single day.
“Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” - Brené Brown
Be kind to yourself and the people you love by upping your clarity game.
Clarity is the product of careful thought, beautiful self-coaching questions, mindful choices, consistent self-mentoring & daily reflection. It is a habit of living with intention. It is not a “once-you-have-a-moment-of-inspiration, you’re good”. No, it is a daily pursuit. People who live in clarity are not an accident.
“No goals, no growth. No clarity, no change.” - Brendon Burchard
When vital questions go unanswered and clarity is not generated for too long, things will eventually unravel. Or at best, remain stagnant.
The more clarity you have, the more likely you are to move the ball forward, even on the days you feel lazy and tired.
Clear people spend more time thinking about their preferred future than the average person. They practice living into their best self now.
How To Up Your Clarity Game
Write about it. Read about it. Journal about it. Look at it. Pray about it. Have accountability to work toward it.
Define the highest and best version of yourself, living out your highest and best preferred future
Once you have defined it, journal about it on a regular basis
Talk to a mentor or significant person about who you want to be and the life you want to live
Create visuals in your home, car, office that remind you of the human you want to be and life you want to create
Read books that inspire you. Listen to music that moves you. Follow people who live in clarity.
Will who you are choosing to be now, lead you to who you want to be in the future?
Don’t rely on magical unicorns. This is your one precious life. You won’t get another one. Start today. You’ve got this.