Do you remember the first time you jumped into the deep end of the pool?
How the exuberance that rushed through you was matched only by your need to grab onto the edge of the pool?
Clarity is our edge of the pool when we are plunged into uncertainty. It offers us the confidence to take a chance on something that feels precarious, knowing we have something secure to hang onto when fatigue and fear inevitably set in.
But, in challenging times, when clarity is scarce, that pool can feel like the middle of an ocean.
Every next move feels uncertain.
But is it?
The future can be akin to "driving at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." (E.L. Doctorow) We only get about 200 hundred yards of light, and often there is no signage to let us know what's around the bend.
Like the edges that allow us to make that first leap into the pool, we can use all available clarity to journey more confidently through challenging times.