Secret to Getting Clarity on Your Life and Career Goals

Confusion over what you want and on the detailing is a problem faced by most of us. But there is a way to getting absolute clarity. It’s a simple thing call action. You must act to know what you want.

The Secret to Getting Absolute Clarity on Your Life and Career Goals

“I wish I knew what I really wanted.”

“I wish I’d stop second guessing myself.”

“I wish I didn’t feel so stuck.”

These are some of the most common phrases I hear from my clients as a life coach. And even when clients generally know what they want, the devil is in the details.

“I want to start a business, but I’m not sure who my target audience is.”

“I want to launch a website, but I’m not clear on my mission.”

“I have an idea for a passion project, but I don’t know how to get started.”

Maybe you have similar struggles.

You mull things over and over in your mind, but it’s hard to know what you really want. But there is one secret to getting absolute clarity. You’ll start to know with laser-beam focus who your target audience is, the exact wording of your about page, and precisely how you want to get started.

It’s a simple thing call action. You must act to know what you want.

That may sound incredibly obvious, but I have client after client who are lost in an abstract world of ideas that they are afraid to act upon because they fear selecting the wrong idea.

1. There is only one way to know if your idea is a good one…you must Act upon it

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Clarity Comes from Action

You need not – and should not – act big. The trick is to take tiny steps towards your goals and continually ask, “How did that feel?”  If you are comfortable with your own actions, you’re on the right track.

If your actions feel constricting, straining, or heavy, you may need to regroup. Bear in mind that clarity through action takes time. Clarity doesn’t come overnight. It’s a long-term process that requires determination and perseverance.

2. Getting clarity through action may also require you to act on an idea you know isn’t perfect just to get a Feedback

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Action Plan for Success

Often people don’t act at all because they want step one to be perfect. That is nearly impossible. Your first step will almost never be your best step. But an average first step is better than no first step at all.

Self-criticism in the wake of lack of clarity does not help. What helps is sharing your ideas, creations with others. You gain more confidence and belief in yourself.

3. Clarity through action happens in 4 easy steps

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  • Take small actions towards a goal
  • Reflect on how the actions made you feel
  • Make adjustments as necessary
  • Return to step 1 and repeat

4. All the while keeping the following in Mind

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Tips for Maintaining a Peace of Mind

  • Embrace the inevitable imperfection of the first steps - this usually means that you’ll start before you feel ready
  • Tune into your body to see whether the actions feel good or bad
  • View all failure as feedback so you can make the necessary adjustments without self-criticism
  • Persevere

So if you don’t know exactly what you want, second guess yourself and start taking action…today. In time, clarity and confidence will come to you with ease. When you take an action that doesn’t go the way you had hoped, don’t get disappointed.

View it as fabulous feedback to how you can adjust and improve. With each action your vision will get sharper, your actions will feel more joyous, and your creations will better showcase your capabilities.

ByAllyson Scammell

Allyson Scammell is a Life and Career Coach who helps people get the clarity and courage to take bold action toward their goals and dreams.

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