“Everyone, at some point in their life will have a wake-up call moment.  It’s a moment when you have clarity on your purpose, or realize your lack thereof.  In pop culture, it’s called a midlife crisis, but in reality it will happen when someone is mature enough to reflect objectively.” 

  Braden Douglas, Becoming A Leader of Impact

What’s your wake-up call moment? A relationship crisis, an injury, a negative financial situation, the realisation that your coping mechanism has become an addiction?  Is your wake-up call still to come, do you have an idea of what it might be?  Braden shares how striving for success in one area can sometimes leave you feeling empty in other areas of your life, possibly your personal relationships, your health or your spiritual life.

Elizabeth Dixon, author of The Power of Customer Experience calls this a moment of clarity for your life. She goes on to say:

“For many people defining moments of clarity come in two ways:

  1. standing at a crossroads of decision or

  2. blindsided by the unexpected.

Both of these hold similarities:

  • they come with emotion and confusion

  • they are a gateway into the future

Without defining moments of clarity we won't change and don't fully step into who we are created to be. Blind-sided clarity, unexpected and uninvited, creates awareness for past choices (behaviors, priorities, or lack of priority) and a sudden discontent for where we find ourselves in the present.

The busyness of our life often masks the consequences of our choices until we are blind-sided by something that rocks our reality. Crossroads clarity ushers in a point of decision. We can go right or left, but not both. Quickly the questions and fears of what if we make the wrong choice can flood our minds.

Defining moments of clarity are gateways to our future because they hold within them a clear picture of who we want to be or what we want to be true in the future in a way that mobilizes us forward.

  • Out of our busyness and into intention.
  • Out of our blind spots and into growth.
  • Out of neglect and into priority.

So, if defining moments of clarity contain such power, it begs the question...can we create them? Can we define clarity for our life that catalyzes the future we hope to experience?”

These types of questions are frequently being asked inside our local LeaderImpact groups around the world as many leaders are looking for clarity and how to make a positive impact in their local community.  Are you involved in a local LeaderImpact group?

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