The Power of Clarity

Oct 25, 2023 | First Person

By Michelle Prince, CEO and Founder of Performance Publishing and member of NAWBO Dallas-Ft. Worth

Have you ever noticed that successful women always seem to have a clear vision of what they want to achieve? It’s like their minds are equipped with a built-in GPS, guiding them toward their goals.

But how do we attain this clarity? How do we climb the ladder of success with a clear purpose in mind? One way is by knowing our “why”—understanding the deep-rooted reasons behind our desires and ambitions. When we have a clear understanding of why we want something, it becomes easier to stay focused and motivated.

Defining success is another crucial aspect. Success means different things to different people. It could be financial prosperity, personal fulfillment or making a positive impact on others’ lives. One of my favorite quotes by Thomas Merton is:

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.

Take some time to reflect on what success means to you personally.

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of becoming an author. As a publishing expert and founder of Performance Publishing, I highly recommend publishing a book. With over 14 years in the publishing industry, I see women business owners growing their business, impact and revenue by creating their expert authority as an author.

Ask yourself: “What will writing a book do for me?” Will it allow you to share your knowledge and insights with others? Will it get you more opportunities? Will it attract more clients? Will it give you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment?

Remember, clarity is not just about having a destination in mind; it’s about understanding the purpose behind your journey. So, take some time today to clarify your goals, define your version of success and explore the different opportunities that can align with your passions and aspirations.

Here are three strategies to get you started on clarifying your goals for your future:

  1. Journaling – Take time in the morning to write down your thoughts. Many call this “morning pages” and it can be a way to clear the mental chatter and boost your focus and clarity.
  2. Identifying and eliminating major stressors in your life – What is causing you the most stress and distraction in your life? Find a way to eliminate it, or if unable to, see if you can take a break from it to clarify your thoughts and realize the goals that are important to you.
  3. Decluttering your space – This has helped me tremendously! A mindset shift can come simply from re-organizing and decluttering your physical space, which can then help you focus on what’s truly important.

You must first know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing and WHAT you’re reaching for so try these strategies to take steps in the right direction and you’ll also find others can easily get on board with you as well.

Start with the power of CLARITY.


About the Author…

Michelle Prince is CEO and founder of Performance Publishing. She’s helped thousands tell their stories and is dedicated to making a difference, one story at a time. She is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, publishing expert, leadership coach, host of The Power of Authority Spotlight podcast and a Ziglar Legacy Certified speaker/trainer. She is married to her husband Chris and has two sons, Austin and Tyler, and has a passion for the ocean and pugs! Michelle really wants to see women succeed in their personal & professional goals and realize an abundant life. Learn more here.


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