When I think “friction,” there’s this automatic image that pops up of rug burn, or falling and skinning your knee, and other generally unpleasant and painful stuff.

But friction isn’t just some gravitational concept you learn about in physics … there’s such a thing as “emotional friction,” too. And because we’re obsessed with Danielle LaPorte, we’re quoting her thoughts on this type of friction in this week’s #ClarityGem …

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THIS WEEK, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:

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APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE:

“Worthwhile clarity” = The things in life that you most want to figure out.

And finding that clarity really comes down to one big question:

Do you want to earn it or do you want it to fall into your lap?

I know, I know. It’d be so easy for everything to just … figure itself out. Be presented to you on a silver platter with very little thought or effort on your part.

But honestly, humans have a tendency to value things more when we feel we deserve them. A little sweat, resistance, and frustration can go a long way toward making us feel like we’ve truly earned our results.

When it comes to getting clear on what you want out of life, that means you can’t expect to sit around and “think your way” into a solution. (‘Cuz that doesn’t involve much friction.) You’ve got to become OK with working for it a little.

twitter-birdMost worthwhile clarity involves some degree of friction. Via @DanielleLaPorte #ClarityGems

So, how can you “earn” your clarity a little more this week?

TELL US HOW YOU TOOK ACTION:

Use #ClarityGems on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to share how you’re applying this week’s Gem to your own life, and to see how other people are being inspired.

WHAT #CLARITYGEMS ARE ALL ABOUT:

Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!

Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up, and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.

And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to apply it to your life … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.

Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem applies to you!

Much Love,

Kristen + Rachel

P.S. THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE OPENED THIS MORNING

Our much-loved program The Passion Plan Virtual Experience is now open for enrollment.

A few times per year, we lead people through a 4-week process that’s designed to help them figure out their passion and start taking action, all in a way that’s simple and doable (oh, and affordable). Enrollment is open until January 27th, and we won’t be doing it again until the late spring-ish. We hope you’ll consider joining us for this round!

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