The moment you stray from being specific about yourself, your top priority gets obscured. It becomes a small piece of debris that is lost in the dark sea. The last thing you need is to grow weak and lose your way just because you did not take the time to sort through the random answers and choose the clearest one.
Peter Winkler, a famous author who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, asked himself what would become of his life after he dropped out of law school. He knew that his illness stood in his way on the path to success, but by asking himself this question, he prioritized his life over his ailment. He chose to become a successful author instead of a failure. You can learn from him how to be specific in your answer.
Be Mindful, Not Ignorant
Many of us have a lack of awareness about ourselves, and it’s perfectly normal. I have been there too. Successful people have also been there. Be attentive about what you prioritize in your life. Every priority comes from within oneself. It takes thought to prioritize a priority. You have to make yourself a priority and supply your brain with the questions that will facilitate the prioritization of your wants and needs.
Find the Clarity but Not Its Darkness
You may recall the story of Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf at the age of 19 months. Well, she became a famous author. How? She had clarity, and she never went in the opposite direction. She never let her darkness take priority over her ability to be clear about what she wanted.
Know What You Value
Why not ask a lot of questions about yourself? Why not test these questions to evaluate whether you have found your values? Questions can embed commands in your conscious mind. You will be more involved in your answers. You will even avoid resistance. Professional marketers sometimes use embedded commands in their ads to persuade their audience to execute the marketers’ wish.
Challenge: Ask yourself what you want to do in your life. Be specific about your answer. I want you to be aware of what you are asking yourself. Ask yourself why you want it.
Think about your goal this way: If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track or If the answer is no, perhaps you should take another look at your goals.
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