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Clarity is Imperative For Sustained Success


The Law of Entropy. My chemistry professor used to joke entropy was to blame for his messy office.

It’s bound to happen, our persistently organized systems will break down…

Despite our best efforts to build better and better systems, there will always be room for improvement because our systems will eventually encounter a chip, glitch, or setback.

This universal pattern explains why as we try harder and harder sometimes it feels like we find more moments of failure, more than when we didn’t even try at all.  Perhaps we can even give it the term the law of effort: mo’ money, mo ’problems in a sense. It’s why we entrepreneurs are always reminding each to keep hustling and to take one more risk.

You may consider to yourself: what does it take to make sure as we attain new heights of success on our journey? How can we ever continue when we feel the blows of betrayals, letdowns, and disappointments?

One key practice is making sure we are crystal clear about what moves us forward and why we choose to move forward.

It is imperative we keep crystal clear about what moves us forward and why we choose to move forward. @ZingaHart 

Stepping back to unfog our vision’s lens every once in awhile is as relieving as cleaning your car’s windshield. The tension of life’s muck provides a subtle added negative stressor from the strain of trying to see as far ahead as we know we can. So we take a moment to wipe it away, and then we see what we know we have the potential to see. A brighter vision of the road ahead of us.

How do you wipe the subtle stressors that slowly attach to your success goals over time? Do you meditate? Journal? Or perhaps simply unplug? Comment below or share with me on social media somewhere 🙂 

For me, my current long-term project is developing workshops to help small business owners gain social media clarity. Writing this for me takes a lot of concentration and energy, and having a clear strategy helps take the stress of thinking away. When I don’t feel like I know what to do next, I know to defer to my past notes for inspiration, and motivation. No matter what, if you are fighting through a mental fog at any point on your success path: slow down, reflect, and clarify. The next step will open up when your insight can relax on your vision again.

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5 Free Tools to Keep Your Goals Straight

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Whether you are dipping a toe or are knee-deep in your success journey, you will eventually have to realize that whatever your vision of success is will include many little goals that will pave your way to the big dream. Tracking goals is bound to grow complex as you success path deepens, and sometimes technology only clouds your strategy with a flood of options.

How can you ensure that you are keeping the many little goals progressing towards the same end?

You need to continually refine your system

With the vast array of tools available, finding the right system can be a project in and of itself. Luckily after years of practice and experimentation, I have spent enough time with some systems to find the ones that have lasted the longest, thus proving the most useful.

Of course, your system will need to be personalized to your needs, but if you are looking for an essential list, check out the one below.

Google Keep The newest to my list, but it has quickly risen to the top apps I use to keep everything together. Essentially Google Keep is a catch-all app meant to digitally record all the random flashes of inspiration or reminders that you need to address. With a sticky note/ tile-like fashion, Google Keep does an excellent job of visually organizing our thoughts, hopes, dreams, and ideas. It’s essential to make sure to implement the reminder features, color coding, and tagging to boost organizational levels to the max

Google Calendar – Next on the list is another Google Tool to help keep track of our goals. Using the Google Calendar allows you to plan far ahead into the future and have dates and reminders.

Asana – While Google Calendar works for keeping your long-term or recurring projects on a deadline, Asana is a great tool because it adds structure to your project. You can prioritize tasks, assign to team members, and even track relates notes and documents. Asana is great with a generous free offering with up to 15 team members. The video I made  below gives a quick overview to show how user-friendly and team-friendly it can be. 

Paper and Pencil – While not 100% free if you ask a friend, I’m sure you could swipe this tools at a fairly low cost. Having a notepad, journal or another way to record your thoughts when you digital thought collector is not available or you have decided to unplug.

A Command Center – A personal way to keep track of your goals to complete on an annual basis. It breaks it down into monthly, weekly, and daily views and you don’t need the internet to use it. Just have it posted, in your face, and use it every day to conquer those big rocks.

Click Here For A Free Command Center Printable

One More Move: Replace Your Negative Sayings

Refraining from holding negative thoughts in your life, is as powerful as removing negative people in your life. To keep from going back to the habit of holding negative thoughts you need something to replace it with. Preferably something positive. At a workshop, I coordinated over the weekend, one of the attendants shared a great tip. She has a quick list of positive phrases to use to replace negative ones, which she adapted from this Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway  by Susan Jeffers [affiliate link].

For her sake and ours, I made a quick graphic out of it.

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