If you’re anything like we used to be (and still are, some days!), or anything like the thousands of kindred spirits you might be reading this alongside with, you’re familiar (maybe too familiar) with feeling frustrated, stuck, overwhelmed, or directionless.

All of those sensations point to one big Truth: You’re discontent. This week’s #ClarityGem is about why that’s actually a good thing

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Being discontent isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s usually the first sign that you’re “on to something” big.

We’ve never met, coached, or even heard of anyone who went on to success, fulfillment, passion, and purpose who wasn’t first really discontent with the way their life was going.

Why? Because being unsatisfied with “the way things are” means that you’ve already decided you don’t want to be the kind of person who settles. Sure, you might not know exactly what you’re going to do or how you’re going to get where you’re going (yet), but you’ve already got the most important prerequisite covered: You’re motivated to figure it out.

If you want to re-purpose your discontent to something that feels more empowering, start appreciating it for where it’s gotten you so far. It might not have felt great every step of the way, but it’s helped to wake you up to what you want. And that’s really valuable.

twitter-birdBeing discontent is a great thing. It’s a sign that you’re motivated to NOT settle. #ClarityGems

How will you re-purpose your discontent? Let us know!


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!

Much Love,

Kristen + Rachel

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  1. Being discontent IS the best thing ever, and I love how you phrase that. It’s a lot easier to recognize discontent than it is to tell someone to “be mindful” and “practice mindfulness”. Being discontent got me out of a lot of crappy situations!

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