"Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what doesn't matter."
— James McPartland
If you intend to play a big game in life and business, you will be confronted with big problems. One way to measure progress is to look at the size of your problems, then ask yourself:
What are you currently struggling with?
What are you challenged by?
In the grand scheme of things, are these problems truly big enough?
Is the magnitude of all that is slowing you down proportionate to the immensity of your aspirations, intentions, and dreams? If you keep doing what you are doing, thinking what you are thinking, and having the same conversation with yourself, you will likely wind up right where you are heading.
Take a minute to reflect, contrasting your current self with your future self; the YOU that you see yourself being in the next three to five years.
If you step into the shoes of your future self and look back at your current self, you might come to realize there are things in life and business holding you back that are not as significant as they seem. Have a conversation with yourself.
Should you keep doing what you're doing, thinking what you are thinking, and having that same self-talk that you do with yourself now?
When we look at our future through the lens of our current obstacles, we lose clarity. But when we start out by visualizing our future selves, then look back at our current selves, we gain clarity, as nothing gets in the way.
Clarity provides precision in your step, simplicity in your approach, certainty in your decision, and brightness that illuminates the road ahead.
Take the time to get clear today. Your future self depends on it.