I’ve recently been thinking about how unclear so much speech is and I’ve been considering how unclear speech could represent unclear thought.
I’ve been looking up seemingly obvious words in the dictionary. I often find the results surprising and informative. You may think all this dictionary referencing is a strange thing for a 35 year old man to be doing. I thought so as well and yet it has been a very beneficial pursuit.
To be successful requires work. If I use wooly thinking my goals are not clear and it makes the likelihood of my achieving them less clear too.
I have experienced the negative effect of having unclear goals. That is why I advise investigating whether you have defined your goals clearly.
Sometimes the process of redefining and investigating goals highlights that we don’t know what we want at all.
I’m reminded of the joke where a man continually asked God to help him win the lottery. He repeatedly prays to God over the months and months to provide him with the winning lottery ticket. Eventually there is a loud voice like he hoped from heaven. God says ‘Will you at least help me out a little bit by buying a bloody lottery ticket’.
I think often if we have not really thought about our goals, done the work required to define them, we often find that we are in our own way. This is like the man in the story.
Are you even purchasing a lottery ticket?
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