clarity precedes mastery

clarity precedes mastery

“Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw. Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context.”

— Stephen Covey

Writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal is an important and highly rewarding practice for self-discovery and personal development. When you develop the discipline of journaling every morning, you start transforming yourself and your life. 

Knowing someone and forging a close bond with them requires deep and intimate conversations. The same applies to us too. Journaling every day is akin to having conversations with ourselves; it helps us know ourselves — our authentic and unfiltered selves — via writing.

As Robin Sharma points out, “Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.”

Journaling equips us with the power to take our lives to next level. If you are not aware of who you truly are, what things excite and inspire you, and who you want to be in the future, then how can you recognize your life path, capitalize on opportunities when they present to you and seize your destiny? How can you make your highest contribution to the world and live your personal legend?

When you crystallize your thoughts on paper through writing, you gain clarity. And clarity precedes mastery. Knowing yourself will help you create the magnificent life you truly desire and deserve.