When do you have the most clarity?
Where are you? Who are you with? What are you doing?
These are all questions that top experts ask and try to solve. At the end of the day, there is no magic pill and the solution is a little different for everyone.
In a recent I Love Marketing podcast, Jamie Smart, author of Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results, says there are three types of clarity:
- Clarity of Connection: This is a feeling of closeness that you get when you are around someone. Something just feels right even if you can’t put your finger on it. You and another individual are on the same page and things just seem to make sense when you are together. Although, that “it” factor that draws you together may be unclear, this is a type of clarity that must be embraced.
- Clarity of Thought: Clarity of thought occurs when your thinking is closely aligned with the reality of life. For athletes, this is generally the instant right before you throw the game winning pitch or the moment right before the trigger goes off to start the race. It is that moment of peace in absolute chaos when you have a feeling of knowing and you can execute. This can also be a time when you have your best ideas and can be the most creative.
- Clarity of Understanding: Finally, clarity of understanding occurs when something just clicks and everything begins to fall into place. This is not a new revelation or grand idea. This occurs when you accept something and can overcome it.
For some these moments, come while exercising, doing yoga, or in the shower. However, where it happens is not as important as learning to get there. Once you are made aware of these points of clarity in your life, an automatic learning curve starts to form and you are more likely to be able to find them more easily and more often.
Learning how to find these moments of clarity in your life can be radically important because if you can control when and how you jump into these moments of clarity you can control how efficient and effective you will be.