What is clarity?
Clarity isn’t a clear yes or no, a good or bad, a positive or negative interpretation of facts, life events, business plans, or life projects. I believe it is very much about the “clearness” that results from owning one version of reality. What I mean is that when all parts of the puzzle perfectly fit, then your mind, your soul, and your heart are perfectly aligned. This is exactly when clarity manifests at its best, and the magic happens.
“Finding Clarity means removing options and validating the reality that fully aligns with your purpose.”Michela Fantinel of Magic Fifty
We are all born with perfect clarity, and clarity is always there. No matter what happens. Clarity and confusion dually exist—all the time. In everything we do: in any actions, events, thoughts, emotions, we experience both.
So, why is it that we often struggle with racing thoughts and feelings that cover up our clarity?
There are always multiple versions of the same reality that shows up to us in any specific situation. When we acknowledge the existence of this natural duality, it’s the first move towards dissipating the confusion and seeing clearly through the layers.
Why Is Finding Clarity In Life Important?
The clarity in life is like a thermostat. The higher the level of clarity you have, the more you feel balanced, in harmony and fully aligned with your sense of purpose in everything you do and in all areas of your life.
Why do many people feel overwhelmed with finding a life purpose? And some don’t even come close to actualising their wishes and goals?
I agree with McKernan when he says that “gaining clarity is a life-changing experience, but it can be daunting”.
When you realise what you want in life implies getting out of your comfort zone. For many, it may mean starting from scratch, going through a challenging change, facing unfamiliar situations, dealing with uncertainty. All this can be scary and discouraging.
Even when people know the truth about themselves, many of them choose to keep it locked inside.Phillip McKernan
This resonated with me and my story! Watch the two-minute video below to learn about how clarity manifested in my life.
So, going deep into your truth is the only way to finding your purpose. Finding meaning in life becomes even more significant when you are in the 50s and want to reinvent yourself. Chances are that you are keen to get clear on what’s next! The clarity in your direction in life will illuminate your purpose.
Things You Need to Do To Gain Clarity?
The first thing you need is to ask yourself questions lots of questions. And sometimes uncommon questions. The more specific you get, the better to get clear on everything that matters to you.
In which areas of your life shall you start? It can be anything that matters to you and in any life domain: personal, familial, professional, health, financial, social life and more.
Here below the four things you need to investigate:
- The What
What is that you want to get clear on? Is it taking a decision, starting a new project, getting ahead from a stagnant situation, changing something in your life, or moving towards or away from something? Once you have identified the specific issue or thing, then start asking you more questions.
- The Why
This is by far the most important of all three, where we all get stuck and tangled, as many stressors and inner and outer factors play a role. Asking yourself a cycle of at least five questions will help you go deeper and deeper, and at each level, it will take you a little more forward and give you a little more clarity.
- The How
Map out the strategy, the goals, the timing, the plan, how you will achieve what you want to change or achieve, and get clear on all the step-by-step plan and specific actions.
While these three steps are the basics, there are deeper layers that you will automatically add, such as when, where, who, with whom, etc. The more you get clear, the more articulate your clarity blueprint will unfold.
Tools and Practices To Get Crystal Clarity
So, where do you start if you want to get clear on your life purpose or anything that matters to you? The answer is straightforward. You must first be prepared to see with clarity what’s next and be ready to take action, even amidst the confusion.
Here below five steps on how to get started and Get Clear on What’s Next:
- Awareness: Focus your attention.
When you feel confused and struggle with a lack of clarity, stop for a few minutes and focus on your feelings and thoughts. Becoming aware of them will reduce the friction between your mind chatter and emotions. It also helps dissipate the confusion.
- Acknowledge: Listen to your thoughts and emotions.
Recognise the different realities that you see in your mind and feel your emotions. Acknowledging the different versions of truth will help you see a specific situation as a separate identity and not as an absolute reality.
- Validation: make it real
Put down on paper what makes you feel stuck and where there is little clarity in your life. Give your thoughts and emotions a voice. Relieve them in your visualisation. Validating your mental and emotional states will project a clear picture of the same situation, thus activate the action.
- Take action: no matter what
Inaction is the worst enemy of clarity. Not moving in any direction will dig the hole even deeper and accrue the confusion even further. So, any action will help—no matter in which order. Let your intuition be your silent director and guide you. A small action and baby steps will help clear the fog.
The Top Benefits Of Gaining Clarity
I believe that gaining clarity in life and anything that matters to you is the most valuable stepping stone in your personal growth process. Here below the top benefits that you will have when you gain clarity in your life over 50:
- You take thought-out, better and faster decisions that accelerate your projects and endeavours.
- Clarity shows your hidden abilities and talents and empowers you to achieve what you want.
- It increases your confidence so that you can move forward from a position of trust rather than fear.
- It strengthens your self-love and self-image to attract more of the things and people you love.
- It boosts your mental and emotional energy so that you feel confident and sustained in your breakthrough.