Two Pillars For Great And Simple Life
Over the last few years I've spoken to a number of people who want to know 'what life is all about'. A decade or more ago I had my own questions on this subject. Since then I have listened too and read the theories of people who seemed wise enough. Funnily enough I think one of the wisest comments on the subject came from Woody Allen, He said, 'I'm astounded by people who want to know the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.' Allen's quote simplifies it for me. We can spend too long looking at the big picture and forget about the smaller picture - our own life.
Our own life is where most of can make the most difference. Sometimes though it's knowing where to start. I've become a great believer in people gaining personal clarity. In my opinion, clarity is the number one issue we need to resolve before taking on anything. I know some people argue for an easier flowing attitude that allows - and at times I'd agree this can have huge benefits - However, too much 'what-ever will be, will be,' will mean the ship will just drift.
The result being, never building much that's worthwhile. Again and again, in coaching sessions I see clients pulling together the lose strands of opportunity and developing them with clarity into something that can make a change, both in their life, their communities and in some cases further a field. When we understand the first pillar - clarity - the second pillar fits easily into place. Let me explain why. In business if we know we need customers, but don't know whether to sell massage or reiki and have a perception that what we offer is for everyone, then we'll have a hard time attracting enough custom to pay your bills. If however we decide what we most want to do is find massage customers, then define the section of the population that have a need for our service, we have not just found clarity, but the meaning to pursue a significant number of people who could help us provide a service they need. This is much more fruitful that the what-ever will be. If we feel fed up with life and think that more TV or a holiday in sun is the answer, we'll struggle to find what we need. If however, we read, go on workshops and speak with other seekers, we'll turn the inspirational thought - that there must be more in life - into a reality.
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