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Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life

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Tuning Out The Noise: How To Get Clarity In Life
Do you ever feel like you're completely lost in a world that keeps on racing? The world moves fast. One moment you're excited about a new opportunity, and the other moment you feel totally hopeless for no particular reason. And if that's not bad enough, there's so much noise in the world that we lose sight of what we're doing.

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Removing everything you don’t need

Removing everything you don’t need

Even if you’re not a hoarder, in time you will have more friends, more stuff, more ideas, more goals, more wishes, more expectations. All these will clutter your vision.

Keep removing everything that doesn’t contribute to your goals.

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Get rid of what distracts you

Don’t waste your time and energy trying to manage it. Don’t even try setting time limits, no one is so strong to resist the urge.

If you want to lose weight for example, stop buying junk food. Don’t allow snacks in your house.

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If something doesn’t give you energy, remove it

We can achieve anything if we only focus on one thing at a time. You only have so much time and energy.

And maybe it's time to get rid of the project that has been on your to-do list for 3 years. It’s time to say goodbye to the friends you’re not that close with.

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Get Your Life In Order (GYLIO)

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