I've had a lot of conversations with people about the choices they face in their lives. We can spend hours trying to get clarity, trying to narrow choices and get to the heart of things. Days, weeks, months, even years can be spent trying to "figure things out."
Most of the time this process is for naught because they are chasing the wrong question. Instead of asking "what do I want to do?' they should be asking themselves "Why can't I bring myself to do what I know I want to do?"
I've found that deep in their hearts, most people DO know what they want. The real problem is that they lack the will to do it--an entirely different problem.
If you truly don't know what you want to do, then by all means, explore and gather information. But, if you know in the deepest parts of yourself what you really want, but you're just afraid to go for it, then stop wasting time on getting clarity. Start looking at how you can find the courage to do what your heart already knows.
Clarity or courage--which is it you really need?
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