I find myself using the word clarity a lot lately. Why is it when we finally get clear on what we want to create in our life, when we finally have that long-term vision, the fog of self-doubt still rolls in. Especially when we’re working on the day-to-day tasks that are meant to be taking us in the right direction. On those foggy days, we start to question ourselves. What if this is taking me in the wrong direction? What if it’s a complete waste of my time? Sometimes we look to others to tell us what we should do. Occasionally that helps, but other times the fog just seems to get thicker.
I’ve had this conversation with a few people lately and, although we’re a very small sample, I came to the conclusion that I’m not alone in this thinking. Even if we have a super clear long-term vision, why on earth can’t we be super clear on what we need to do to get there? Or to ask it another way, why is it so important to be super clear? What if we just kept working despite the fog? Is it that important for every task to be full of purpose or direction? How about we just keep moving through the fog and, when it finally clears, see what we were able to create in there.
Imagine a foggy day, like the one in this image. We can’t see what’s ahead of us, but we know there is something out there. During those times when we don’t know the exact location of our destination, we are left with a choice. We can sit and wait for the fog to clear in front of us or we can just keep going and hope we’re heading in the general direction. The question is this – how long are you willing to sit and wait?