How To Gain Greater Clarity

June 20, 2012 — 2 Comments

Writing is a great way to achieve clarity in your life. Thinking through your life is great but writing down what you want out of your life is even greater. When you write your goals down, or the things you want to change, or the things you want to accomplish…the fog clears.

The fog clears because once you put thoughts to paper, it moves from a floating thought that can be sucked out to space, to a clear goal to achieve. It has been said, “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” That is so true. Once you write it down you become more accountable to see it through.

What are the things you want to accomplish in the next 5 to 10 years? I bet you could make a great list if you really tried. Go ahead and dream big and write them down. I have my own list and it has helped me tremendously.

Here is a list of topics you might want to use.
1. Personal (e.g. write a book or books)
2. Finances (e.g. becoming debt free)
3. Family (e.g. create memories together)
4. Travel (e.g. top places you want to visit)
5. Crazy Bucket List (e.g. skydive, surf)

Please share with me in the comment section some of the things you hope to accomplish in the next 5 to 10 years. I would love to hear about them. (Click “Leave a Comment” at top of post)

Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

2 responses to How To Gain Greater Clarity

  1. There is not one thing I need materially. All I want to be is a mother and grandmother who gives my family the greatest gift of all. I believe the greatest gift you can give to your family is the gift of faith. There is nothing more important to me. Sometimes we have trials and tests but we need to stand and wait on God. We need to teach our seed about prayer! God will move when it is time, he knows when, how, and what will touch our family. This is my prayer, I don’t want to get in God’s way! God teach me patience so I can see your will fulfill in my family’s life! I have some children away from God but I know the seeds are planted and most important thing to me is to see them totally turn their life over to God.

  2. Thank you for such open and honest words. The gift of faith truly is the one and only gift that matters. It will allow a person or an entire family to be able to walk through any trials. I noticed also that you mentioned prayer. A great read (5stars) is a book by Mark Batterson. You may want to add that to your reading list. It’s called, “The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears” Thanks for leaving a comment. I’ll be in prayer for you and your family.

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