This quote comes from Marie Forleo, a successful business coach and thought leader for female entrepreneurs. This is one of my mantras for the new year.
Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.
This mantra challenges me because I am a thinker. I love to figure things out in my head before I take action. The upside of this habit is that any action I take is well-conceived. The downside is that I can spin my wheels forever, trying to get my plans "just right" (aka perfect) before I take a single step.
Breathe these words in for a moment:
Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. How do they make you feel? I feel a sense of relief. It feels like a sweet release of perfectionism, and an invitation to join the human race. It's feels like an opportunity to participate in Earth School, this messy, beautiful laboratory where we humans get to experiment on a daily basis.
What is one tiny step you can take as you apply this mantra in your life or work today?
Here's to a terrific new beginning in 2015!
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