12 Sep How to Achieve Mental Clarity
Many of my clients often ask me what the secret to my business success is. And, they’re usually surprised at my answer. My mental clarity or ability to focus on seeing all of my goals through is my secret weapon. See, when you are able to hone in on exactly what you want, then you are always motivated to keep going and finding new ways to achieve your dreams.
But, the ultimate choice is yours… whether you allow confusion to cloud your judgment or if you invite clarity in to ensure you can see exactly where you’re going.
I once did target shooting with a sharpshooter. I wasn’t that good at it in the beginning, so he started me off with large targets that I couldn’t miss. Slowly, throughout the day, he made the targets smaller and smaller, until I was able to hit even the smallest of targets.
My technique didn’t change, even the gun I was shooting was the same. But, I forced myself to keep focusing more and more and my shooting accuracy improved dramatically.
And, as the final exercise, I had gotten so good with clearing my mind to focus on the task at hand, that I was able to shoot an aspirin out of the air.
The point is, when you take the time to eliminate the noise and simplify your thoughts to get clarity – you can achieve anything. You just have to be willing to take the time to get the clarity that you need to succeed.
For the next few weeks, I strongly encourage you to do these 3 steps at least twice a week to boost your ability to focus and perform.
- Get really quiet with yourself. This means getting into a quiet place with no distractions. And, yes, this includes turning off your electronic devices. This is time to just sit and think. It is through this practice that you will be able to gain the clarity you need to work through problems, envision new ideas, and feel mentally rejuvenated.
- Get it out of your brain. If you’re anything like me, you probably have lots of thoughts and ideas swirling in your head. Part of eliminating the noise is finding a way to capture your ideas without having them hijack your progress. Whether you do it in the moment, or at the end of the day, or throughout the week, be sure to write down your ideas as much as possible. This also helps you to stay accountable and aware of the outstanding goals you have left to accomplish.
- Get ready to take action. Having ideas is great, but ideas without execution get you nowhere. Every week, I challenge you to ask yourself if you are working toward your ideas and making the right decisions to put yourself on a path toward success. To make this work, you need to simplify your thinking and hone in on a few goals or tasks and stay committed to seeing them through.
If you’re not achieving your peak performance, then it’s time to get clear and follow these three steps to gain clarity.