I spent the last six weeks entrenched with a dynamic group of young people. As always, I end up learning more from them than I could ever teach them. There is something magical about youth and being child-like. Over the course of our time together we bonded as a family. We fought with each other […]
The path between where you are presently and the greatness you desire, isn’t a straight line (even though it’s closer than you think!). A more accurate description is a twisted, scribbled and convoluted path. In life, its really about the process and who we become as we journey to our desired place. You will never know what’s inside of you until you take that first step. Clarity, provides the insight and your ability to be focused. That twisted line or pathway I described earlier, will include: frustration, circumstances, pain, confusion, broken relationships, doubt, detours and loneliness. As much as we like to celebrate the victories of those we admire, we really need to celebrate their ability to remain focused in the midst of adversity.
When our minds are clear, we can have a better perspective about the past (hindsight) our current situation (insight) and where we are going (foresight). All three are vital to the journey. I’ve been spending a great deal of time on clarity, because its the most important step in getting to greatness. So many negative thoughts we’ve thought in the past or even may be feeling presently, bombard us and rob of us of our ability to be great. We combat this by seeking clarity the truth of who we are. See you may have made a million mistakes in life, but you are not a mistake. Until you realize this, you will keep finding yourself in a cluttered mindset moving in life, but making no progress. Here’s a secret, those thoughts are going to come back to try to haunt you. But, as you continue the discipline of seeking clarity, you’ll be prepared as they (the thoughts) come.
Remain focused on your desire to be great. Keep your mind clear as possible. Listen, we all get distracted and will continue to get side-tracked by life from time to time. But what separates the wheat from the tare (the great from the common) is being focused and being clear. Remember you have the ability to not only change your world, but the world as a whole….Be Great!
Until Next Time,
Pervis Taylor, III is an Author, Life Coach, Speaker and Contributor. His books Pervis Principles Volume 1 and 2 are available exclusively on his website: www.pervistaylor.com/author. He resides in New York City. Follow him on twitter @pervistaylor or facebook www.facebook.com/pervistaylor3.