Congratulations on your decision to join the Blue Binder Project!

Let me talk for a minute about clarity. When a person goes through a serious trauma in their lives (such as an arrest, a divorce, a serious injury), there’s a window of insight that often opens. For a brief but extraordinary time, you get the ability to see your life from a perspective above the day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month life that you’re living. This is an opportunity to see what is working and what isn’t working for you; to get a little higher than the everyday and look down and see what’s really going on in your life. This brief opportunity is what I think of as the “window of clarity”. But it doesn’t usually stay open for long. For whatever reason, your mind falls back into a routine again, and what was so clear to you today starts to fade over time.

That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of the opportunity you have before you now, your window of clarity, by taking action. You’ve already started taking action by joining the Blue Binder Project, and that need for action doesn’t stop here. The Blue Binder Project is a self-guided study so you will get out of this whatever level of effort you put in. If you answer the questions and go through these exercises at a superficial level, it’s not going to be as effective for you as if you really sit down and think this through and open yourself up to the opportunity that is in front of you.