Going into the altMBA a few months ago, I had two very similar goals. To develop better:
- Clarity of thought
- Clarity of purpose
Clarity of thought is a big reason why I’m writing every day. Each post comes from a small idea, which could just go out as a Tweet or something, but instead I spend more time to unpack it figure how where I really stand.
Clarity of purpose is a lot trickier. This mostly revolves around my role at GreenMellen, as I’ve spent the last decade slowly moving from a developer into more of a leadership role.
As I discussed with my groups in the altMBA, a big part of this is getting out of the weeds of the company. The problem is that I consider myself to be a pretty good “weed-eater”; I focus a lot on productivity and getting things done, but that’s less where my role is needed these days.
I’ve mentioned them before, but as the name would suggest, regular “clarity breaks” might be a routine I need to get back into to help with my two “clarity” goals.
Between altMBA and poor weather (I generally prefer taking clarity breaks outside), I’ve been pretty bad about regularly taking them lately. If those clarity goals matter, then it’s time for me to get back into a good habit of taking clarity breaks.