If you want to leverage the real power of clarity, you need to be specific about what you want and build your outcome around a significant way of measurement.
Let’s assume you want to make more money this year, and you ended up earning 10 extra dollars… technically, you’ve achieved your goal, I mean, you earned “more” money this year; but I doubt that was your idea when you set that goal, right? The difference was probably more in the area of the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands.
You always want to set a clear goal for yourself, always.
If you are specific with your outcome and have a clear picture of what it is and why do you want it, your actions will be like a big, sharp telephoto lens that will achieve them.
Now, following the precepts we established in the previous articles, you know you need to be working toward your core values, and follow your personal rules in the process… so, how can you be sure?
Make a core values audit:
Keep a close track of your activities for two weeks, take note of which values your actions are connecting with, and evaluate yourself as you move closer to your goals.
Once you have several weeks of progress written down, take a thorough look at how you’ve spent your time; highlight any activity that you know is unconnected to your values and goals –like checking social media every other hour- and take it out from your schedule. Replace them with something else that can contribute to your ultimate plan.
After a while putting this procedure into practice, you’ll notice you don’t miss all those time-consuming tasks anymore.
Next week we’ll be talking about how to minimize distractions by, among other things, learning to say NO.
Until then, stay strong!
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