Is Being Vague a Way To Hide?

December 21, 2021
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December 21, 2021 Lindsay Tighe

Is Being Vague a Way To Hide?

What do you want?

This appears to be a simple question but, trust me, is often quite hard to answer. By saying what you want, you are creating clarity and once we have clarity then we are on the journey of creating what it is that we want. For some people that may be scary because what if it doesn’t work out?

One way that we stop ourselves from creating what we want (I know this sounds ironic) is to be vague.

I’m not sure.

I don’t know yet.

I need more time to think.

Whilst all of these may be temporarily true, rarely do we move beyond these excuses. Being vague enables us to stay stuck and we have an apparent good excuse for not doing anything, which means we stay ‘safe’.

If you don’t know now what makes you think that you will know in the future? Maybe by knowing we are creating a place for action and change, so not knowing keeps us hiding from having to take action or change – which really means we can’t possibly fail.

If you are serious about empowering yourself and moving forward, you will stop being vague. You will be happy to know this is your best shot for now, that you may or may not get the ideal outcome you wanted, but at least you are moving forward and learning in the process.

Vagueness, be honest then, is a convenient excuse. By saying what we want, even if we’re not 100% sure, we are empowered to move forward and not use our vagueness to hide!