The 3 Myths to Finding Clarity

And 4 Ways to Finally Find Our Way

I don’t know what I want to do”

How long have we sat in the dark waiting for the lightbulb to go off and how much longer are we going to wait before we decide to get up and search for the switch? It’s so easy to get lost if we spend our life walking through a fog.

“Through awareness, clarity unfolds, purpose is defined and goals created.” — Eleesha

Sometimes it’s not a lack of motivation or a lack of goals that keeps us from moving forward but a lack of clarity. After all, it’s a lot harder to walk through mud than it is to swim in clear waters.

Everyone is in search of clarity at some point in their lives. How they go about it is a different story. Some take immediate action while others stay stuck in their heads hoping for that lightbulb moment. There’s nothing wrong with thinking things through but if we stay stuck in our heads for too long we end up suffering from analysis paralysis, wrapping ourselves up in a blanket of fear.

The trouble with fear is that it can surround us very quickly to the point where we become crippled by our own thoughts. It’s something we might never get out of unless we figure out how to embrace the mud until we get to clear waters.

Here are the 3 biggest myths to discovering clarity in our lives:

We need to know exactly what we want and how to get it before we make a move

Anything.

We try to distract ourselves from taking any action because if we’re in “planning” mode, that counts as something right? We can’t plan for everything. Sometimes we just need to take that leap, knowing that our plan isn’t all encompassing.

It’ll hit us when we least expect it

You’re the only one feeling lost

Start finding a way out out of the fog.

Stop procrastinating

Stop comparing yourself to others

Drop those limiting beliefs

Just pick an option already

Clarity doesn’t come from standing still, it comes from taking small steps until we find a clearing. So if you’re lost and don’t know where to go, put one foot in front of the other and see where it takes you.

Originally published at possiblepursuits.com and featured on Thrive Global.

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