Have you noticed how hard it is to be confused all of the time, and then try to get clear? Or how difficult it can be to figure out what you want, when all you can think about is what you don’t want?
There’s a reason for that.
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We’re pretty sure it was Einstein who said, and we paraphrase, that you can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it.
In other words: The solution you’re looking for lives at a different mental and emotional state than the problem.
Which means you’re never going to get what you want — clarity, direction, understanding, passion, purpose — by continually bogging yourself down in frustration, exhaustion, confusion, and overwhelm.
We often think that if we just hunker down a little longer, push through the exhaustion, keep striving and working harder … then we’ll find the solution. And of course, all that does is get us even more entrenched in the problem.
So here’s a wild idea: Service your happiness first.
It doesn’t even matter what makes you happy. It doesn’t have to be logically related to the solution at all. You could read a book, go for a walk, meet up with friends, skip out of work early, go to a concert.
When you do anything that raises you up to the level of happiness, ease, contentment, and enjoyment … you’ve automatically accessed the emotional and mental level that the solution hangs out at.
And the more you do this — the more you prioritize serving your happiness first — the more the answers will be made clear.
How is this #ClarityGem impacting you today? Leave us a comment on the blog to let us know!
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 interpret it … 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 is inspiring you!
Rachel + Kristen