Clarity Doesn’t Come From Thought

December 29th, 2013 — 3:52pm

It comes from engagement. Trying things. Entering into relationships. Having conversations. Confronting conflicts.

Thinking can help us determine what questions we intend to answer.

Engaging gives us the information we need, and clarifies the questions.

After engaging, we reflect to find meaning in what we learned.

Thinking long and hard can be a cop out — avoiding the risks, and the clarity, that come with engagement.

A big thank you to Ishita Gupta for engaging with me and sharing her wisdom about this.