Clarity Leads to Certainty
In times of uncertainty it is easy to lose track of what serves us and brings certainty when we focus on the world around us and what obstacles we are facing. This can cause us to feel rushed, panicked, like we are always going back and forth without an answer, anxious, and unable to move forward because we can’t plan not knowing the answer. One thing in all of this which we seek is clarity. Clarity isn’t just awareness, it’s an understanding. An understanding of what we want and why we want it; in other words, why it is important to us. With this clarity comes certainty because we know why we are taking the steps we take and find the comfort in knowing they will help us reach our goals. Three (3) easy ways we can help create certainty through clarity during these times are listed below.
- Remembering What’s Important for Us – There are many things in life which are important for us. Supporting ourselves, raising our children, being with friends and family to name a few. However, depending on the level of importance we assign to each of these, some of these can fade away during challenging times, like what we are facing now. Remembering what we hold to be important, not just in the moment, but across the entirety of our lives, DOES bring clarity to what actions to take because we know why we want to take them. With those actions comes certainty, knowing what do next and there is a path forward.
- Centering Ourselves – We often hear about taking a step back, breathing in deeply, or counting to 10. Each of these are common ways which help us come back to center; come back to a state of calmness, relaxation, and peace. A state which, importantly, allows who we are, what we want, and the tools to make it happen freely flow from within us because it puts us in a physio-psychological state that is more conducive to confidence, courage, and certainty. Centering ourselves WILL inherently create clarity for us, through the impact it has on our minds and bodies, which leads to the certainty of knowing what action to take and why we are taking it.
- Our Calling – Our calling, being a part of something greater, is what we feel compelled to do; what every fiber of our being tells us we should be doing and the impact which comes from it. Our calling, in short, drives us! It fulfills not only the needs we have for ourselves, but also the impact we want to create for others. Whether that is our children, our co-workers, or people as a whole, our calling goes beyond ourselves and impacts the world around us. Knowing our calling, revisiting it, and embracing it WILL create clarity on what to do next because there is a purpose underneath it for us that goes beyond us to others (a level beyond what is important solely to us). This clarity of action WILL create certainty for us around how to proceed forward.
P.S. Click here to watch a short video on one of the greatest examples of what having a calling – what being a part of something greater than ourselves – can do.
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