A short guide to Clarity

March 18, 2010

“For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.” Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The key to life is Clarity.

Clarity is one of the key aspects of achieving any goal. It is with clarity that we can see what we truly want. Without it, the difficulty is in the definition.

In starting out for a goal, it is important to have a few key aspects including the achievement, by when, and what we do in order to realise it. Leading on from yesterday’s post The Art of Simplicity, clarity is often far easily achieved with a simple, uncluttered life. This means all aspects, simple house, simple number of activities in the day, less possessions.

In the process of designing your life, the choice is often yours, however, you may find that experiences count far more than just own things. These can be achieved with relatively little to own. Imagine if instead of owning a car, or buying the new plasma tv, or apple laptop, that you spent the same money backpacking around Morocco?  Which one will you remember most?

Clarity of mind is achieved by a clear environment. Clarity of purpose will at some point mean you will be in Flow, as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes it.

Clarity allows you to focus on what’s important. So, when setting out on a goal, make sure its a single goal, clearly defined, and has a finish date which stirs action.

The key is as simple as that.


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