Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Inspirational word of the week. (Remember, each week I pick a word that will inspire me to write. I thought of it few moments ago and only have 2 hours to write about it before I need to go clean house and put dinner together. That’s why I call this blog Current Inspiration!)
Clarity:(noun)1. clearness or lucidity, freedom from ambiguity. 2. the state or quality of being transparent or clear.
I hope last weeks post about the 9 Basic Human needs helped you to clarify your needs.
It was hard for me to open myself up and share my needs with you, but I felt it was necessary to help you, my friendly blog reader. Although, it probably made some of you uncomfortable, I hope seeing someone else working at getting their own needs met helped to clarify how to go about it.
To be honest, clarity has not been my strongest virtue. I’ve always been more of a “go with your gut” kind of woman. With all of the traveling and moving around I’ve done, focusing on long term goals just seemed like a waste of time. It seemed far easier to just put my head down and handle whatever came my way with as much strength and guts as I could muster. Clarity never really played into it.
However, now that I’m 41 years old, with a home, family and responsibilities, I’ve come to realize that if I don’t clarify my goals, other people will automatically assume that I will always be willing to do what needs to be done because I don’t have anything better to do. They know they can depend on me to take care of whatever needs to be done because I’m strong enough to do it.
Whether or not it’s my responsibility, doesn’t matter. I’m strong and reliable, so they will (unwittingly or not) take advantage of that.
If it continues, it will end up making me resentful and them weak.
That’s NOT what I want.
What I want to do is to inspire people to take care of themselves and become successful in their own lives.
That’s pretty clear.
Now, how do I do that?
By becoming an inspirational speaker as well as artist and writer.
How do I know where to start?
Although,I guess I just did.
Didn’t I, my friendly blog reader?
I’ll start by talking with people who already know me, but don’t know that I write and just go from there.
I look forward to talking to more people about what I’ve been writing because somewhere, someone really needs what I do.
I realize some people won’t get it, but I can’t let that stop me.
My message is clear! Speak up or risk letting other people define what my life turns into.
What about you? What are your goals? Are you willing to clarify what you want and go about getting it?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments!
p.s. I did an on-camera interview last about the BB&E farmers market! You can watch it here! http://www.moviemole.com/jillsshow-1/interviews/downtown-ortonville/index.html