Does clarity really matter? Shouldn’t you just “go with the flow”?
That’s one way to live and if it works for you, great.
Personally, I’d find such an approach chaotic.
The truth is, most people don’t know what they want in life.
So, they end up drifting and never achieve their full potential. They carry on doing what they’ve always done while watching other, often less talented people, go on to build their dream life and business.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
The most important part of that quote is actually what Hill says next; that clearly defining what you want to achieve is a critical factor in your success.
You see, having clarity helps you determine what results you want to achieve and when you want to achieve them. By adding a timeframe, you move from wishing and wanting to doing and having.
If you only have a vague notion of what matters to you then that’s what you’ll attract. You’ll send mixed signals out into the Universe, which will come back as scattered results in the different areas of your life.
Here’s how this typically plays out;
- If you’re unclear about what you want in your relationships, you won’t create the types of relationships you want.
- If you’re unclear about how you want to spend your time, you won’t make time for the activities you love.
- If you’re unclear about the kind of business you want to build, you won’t attract the opportunities to make it happen.
- If you’re in business already but unclear about the types of clients you want to work with, you may not attract any clients, or you’ll attract the wrong ones.
Getting clear was the biggest game changer for me. It not only enhanced the quality of my life but also helped me manifest specific results in my work, my health, my wealth and my relationships.
Here are 3 good reasons why it pays to get clarity:
1. Clarity gives you focus
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
~ Albert Einstein
I’m sure you’ve experienced that state of confusion at one time or another when you’re not sure what you should do. You ask your friends, make lists, weigh up options and stay awake all night thinking about it.
This brain muddle was the norm for me for many years.
Although I wrote my goals down, I never really took the time to get clear about what I wanted to accomplish in the big picture sense. As a result, I got involved in opportunities that weren’t right for me, spent too long in relationships that didn’t serve me and wasted time on a career that I didn’t enjoy.
Yes I made some money and met some interesting people but I didn’t consciously design my life because I was afraid of making the wrong choice.
It was only when I understood that I wouldn’t magically wake up one day with blinding clarity and that I had to actively work on getting clear that things changed.
Clarity is a great starting point that cuts through confusion and gives you focus. In turn, focus keeps you aligned so you do the right things at the right time. Without it, your actions are scattered and you waste a lot of time and energy.
2. Clarity inspires right action
Don’t underestimate what knowing the answers to important questions such as “who are you” and “what do you want in life” can do for you.
Clear goals and objectives are essential for success because they not only give you focus but they also motivate you to take meaningful actions.
I discussed my legal battle in the last post. As it drew to a close, I realised that I had changed so much over the previous four years and it was time for a radical overhaul of my life.
Using questions like those above, I crafted a new vision for my life down to the smallest detail. I included my business and income goals as well as health and relationships, two areas of my life that I’d neglected for some time.
I also began visualising, something I’d previously struggled with, and meditating on a daily basis.
Because I was clear about what I wanted, taking the right actions became easier and far less resistance showed up.
For example, I was able to make small and large changes right cross the board; like eating a healthier diet, exercising daily, committing to my personal growth, developing my business by seeking help from people who had already blazed the trail I wanted to go on.
I also started spending my time much more consciously with those I loved and being genuinely interested and involved in their lives.
It was surprising how quickly my life improved once I established clear goals and committed to them. Every day I saw measurable differences, which continue to this day.
3. Clarity develops leadership
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
Have you ever heard that saying, “If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything?”
This means that if you don’t have strong beliefs about the important things in life (or don’t know what they are) you’ll accept any idea as true. In fact, you’ll probably follow the herd.
But when you know who you are, what you’re about and what you stand for, you become a definite person. You stop chasing others and start leading your life.
You see, one unexpected consequence of living consciously is that you shift from being a follower to being a leader. This may be something you’ve never even considered. But if you’re impacting others in some way, then maybe it’s time for you to see yourself in this light?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that leadership is only something you find in the corporate world.
You don’t need to lead a team of people, have a degree or a string of letters after your name to be a leader.
Leadership is more a way of being or an attitude. It’s about positively influencing the people around you. Making a difference and leaving a legacy.
This all comes from knowing yourself and living authentically from that space.
And yes, it too comes from getting clear about your life.
I believe we all have the potential for leadership and it’s a skill we should be striving to develop in ourselves if we truly want to make our own dent in the Universe.
As you can see, clarity is the starting point of everything. It’s more than just a feeling. It creates a certain vibration that other people tune into too.
When you’re clear you know it because you feel centred. Everything is aligned and there’s no confusion or uncertainty. You’re focused and you take the right actions at the right time. Things start to happen in your life because you make them happen.
This is a very powerful state to be in but not always easy to achieve by yourself.
Sometimes the greatest source of clarity comes from someone who doesn’t know you, someone who can look at your situation with a fresh pair of eyes and see things that you’ve missed.
I’m honoured to be able to do this as a cornerstone of my coaching. And right now, I’m offering a free Discovery Call to any female reader who wants more clarity in her life.
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