03 Apr 5 areas of your life you need to clarify to live your best life
Although these are strange times, the silver lining to the cloud might be having more time to reflect, learn, grow and ultimately, create a happier and better life.
Happiness shouldn’t be put off for the next few months; we can still enjoy forms of happiness such as joy and pleasure, connection and more. And we can definitely still plan for more happiness for when we emerge from this mess…
via the Ladders by Thomas Oppong
To be 100% happy with your life and the path you are on, you need to be happy with the choices you are making every day. Those choices will be better if you clarify where you are headed in life and career.
Napoleon Hill once said “There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
People who know their objectives and what they want from life are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t.
Successful people clarify their long-term goals and then break them down into manageable intermediate targets so that they can measure progress along the way.
If you don’t have clarity on what you want or what you need to get to do to live your best life, you will be distracted by almost everything or everyone.
Lack of clarity can show up in how we talk, how we hold ourselves, how we take action, and how other people relate us — It affects our wealth, health, careers, happiness, and relationships.
Clarity helps us to focus and to take action in the direction of our dreams — a lack of clarity causes inaction, a scattered focus, relationship difficulties, confusion, and daily stress about what we really want for ourselves.
Every area of your life can become a helpful framework for tracking and measuring success in your life. You are already familiar with these five areas of your life, but have you clarified how you will improve each of them?
1. How to take control of your career
What are your ambitions for success in your work? Do you have a plan?
When we’re unclear on something (how we should reach a goal, for example) … most often we put it off instead of getting any clarity.
Think about it: When you feel unclear about a career choice, you have difficulty pursuing it. And if you don’t know why you should do something, you can’t fully commit to it.
People who are constantly striving to achieve something meaningful with their careers crave clarity. They have a clear understanding of what success means to them.
Everything they do is consistent with their career goals. They look forward and decide where they want to be. Their day to day actions help them move closer to their long-term career goals.
2. How you can improve your relationships
At every stage of your life, you are either improving your relationships of making them worse.
Think about your relationship with your parents, your siblings, your partner, your children, your friends, your neighbours and so on. Are there aspects that need to be repaired or developed?
Think about how each of those relationships could be improved and plan the actions you can take to make it better.
Your relationships with others take a whole different level of significance if you aim to connect deeper and spend genuine quality time with those you love. Choose to be of value to others — whether it is your time, attention, love, or your knowledge, be generous whenever possible…
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