How To Get Clarity

As a followup to my previous article about the power that comes from clarity, I wanted to share one of my favorite and drop-dead simple quotes from hip marketing chick Marie Forleo. She says:

“Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.”

If you’re anything like me you spend a lot of time up in your head weighing pros and cons, making lists, and doing risk management analysis. Whatever it takes (or so you think) to avoid failing and “guarantee” success. But these acts rarely get you where you want to go. Don’t get me wrong, having a plan—even a mediocre one—is usually better than no plan at all. But at some point the rubber has to meet the road. You’re gonna have to get your hands dirty and DO something. Anything. Even if it is little.

Any action trumps no action.

From my own experience, I guarantee that if you are feeling stuck in your life it is because you are over thinking and under acting.

So get out there. And move. Whatever it is, take one small action today that will move you in the direction of where you want to go. You may just find that small action leads to bigger ones. It primes the pump, so to speak.

One of the definitions of engagement is an arrangement to do something or go somewhere at a fixed time. Kind of like a date. So make a date with yourself. Carve out some space. Set a time to work on your dreams. Hold that time sacred and be willing to say no to distractions or other requests, even so-called obligations and have tos.

When you act, you get clear. When you get clear, you can change your life. When you change your life, you change the world.

Stop thinking. Start moving. Clear enough?

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