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Saturday, July 18, 2009

The 7 C's to Success in Life (Clarity)

CLARITY – We all have busy personal/business lives (planning business meetings, relatives coming to visit, kids going to camp, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, dinner with friends, working out at the gym, planning family vacations and the list goes on). Juggling all these activities can be quite overwhelming and this is where clarity kicks in. This C involves setting clear goals or having certainty or definiteness in one’s decision making. Without clarity in planning, we would tend to miss or overlap some of these activities. Setting clear goals, tasks, timelines help to keep you on track and goes hand in hand with being organized. So take out your blackberry, iPhone, calendar, whatever your device of choice would be and start making your To Do Lists and stay on track. You’ll find that tasks are performed more efficiently and you’ll have more time to squeeze in a few more activities.

This same concept works well in the work place. For instance, some bosses start the week off with no clearly defined tasks and then are expected to lead their staff member to achieve the company’s goals. However, without clarity in what should be accomplished, confusion will result and staff members will spend their time doing everything other than what should be done. So employers should have a clear focus on what they expect from their staff on a daily, weekly, monthly basis in order to achieve a successful bottom line.

Additionally, personal relationships should have clearly defined expectations going forward. Because without this, folks will end up getting hurt when they find out that all parties were not on the same page.

Finally, one should have personal clarity…..take a moment to meditate or read something inspirational just to unclutter your mind whenever too much is going on in your head.

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