Today's thought

The paradox of clarity

The pursuit of clarity is a paradox. Forcing your way through the chaos to find some monolithic goal—a single source of truth that lets you finally feel focused in the work you do—neglects this simple fact: The clarity comes FROM the chaos, not the absence of it.

The journey itself produces the clarity you seek! Daydreaming about the idea of clarity just puts you further away from it, as the challenge becomes more daunting. Want to get crystal clear on the value you can bring to the world? Put the reps in and start the excavation.

You don’t need clarity, just determination.

The pursuit of clarity is a paradox. Forcing your way through the chaos to find some monolithic goal—a single source of truth that lets you finally feel focused in the work you do—neglects this simple fact: The clarity comes FROM the chaos, not the absence of it.

The journey itself produces the clarity you seek! Daydreaming about the idea of clarity just puts you further away from it, as the challenge becomes more daunting. Want to get crystal clear on the value you can bring to the world? Put the reps in and start the excavation.

You don’t need clarity, just determination.

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Aaron Rolston © 2099

Aaron Rolston © 2099