It’s all well and good to encourage people to take action when it comes to building a purposeful and successful career. Unfortunately, people can only take action when they know just what to do- and many people actually have no idea of what they need to do and the steps they need to take. If they knew the right thing to do, perhaps they might do it.
That’s what we’ll address today- how to gain clarity to make the right decisions and take the right actions for your career:
1. Pray for wisdom. See, when you don’t know something, you don’t know it. When you’re not sure, you’re not sure. Acting like you know something when you don’t know is simply not smart. I believe in a God who gives wisdom without reproach, no matter how many times you seek Him for it. And on the plus side, there’s no situation too twisted or messy that He can’t figure out a way. Ask Him for clarity and direction.
2. Clarify your personal motives. When you need clarity, you cannot avoid some introspection. You will need to decide what you believe you want and why you want it, whether the reason is good or bad. You can at least be honest to yourself. And this could help you know the right step to take.
3. Make use of good resources. Get access to relevant materials and resources like books, audios, videos, programmes. They will give you information. When you are better informed, it is easier to make the right decisions.
4. Seek counsel from trusted people. You may have all kinds of friends, colleagues, relatives and other associations, but even you know the kind of people you can talk to. Open up to them and seek counsel. If you can afford to, you can also hire the services of a professional coach to help you get clarity. Professional coaching truly works.
5. Take action. When you have some measure of clarity, no matter how little, take some kind of action, even if they are baby steps. Greater clarity usually follows action. There are certain things you may not be able to see from your current position. When you move, things have a way of becoming even clearer.
Making the right decisions for your career is not as difficult as you may imagine it to be. I pray that as you seek clarity, you will get it, know it and follow through on it.