Clarity is best summed up by this episode of my podcast, but here are a few more thoughts.
I can’t get past it. I want to help people. Everyone tells me that “clarity” is too vague. It’s not a clear enough message…but it is all I can think about. I see its work everywhere. It’s universally applicable. I can’t get off it.
There is a concept in combat called “the fog of war”. Basically, it means that with so many unknown and stressful things happening at once, it’s easy to make decisions that are contrary to reason. Well, I believe you don’t need to be in a literal war to experience the fog.
My obsession with clarity is rooted in the fog that I walked in for so long. Thinking that I was clear on things like relationship, emotional health, leadership, and so on. Then came the realization that I was just used to making decisions while looking through the fog of life. It was my normal. I had good intentions but didn’t realize why I was leaving and causing so much collateral damage.
Regardless of context, clarity is essential. In your personal life, professional life, romantic relationships, parenting, and everything else. Your contentment, progress, and success are directly tied to your level of clarity.
Clarity is the North Star of progress in life. In order to move forward, you have to decide what you want to move forward to. Most of life seems to be at odds with clarity. We get sidetracked and busy. We face pushback and disappointment and the unexpected. These things constantly test our clarity. Oh, did I mention that clarity is EXTREMELY perishable?
The fog of life is real. It’s impossible to have clarity without putting in some very intentional work.
I’m on a journey to pursue clarity in all areas of my life.
It’s my mission to help as many other individuals and organizations do the same.
I’ve never met a single person who wishes they had less clarity and I don’t think I ever will.