wikiHow to Avoid Confusion in Study and Work

Clear thinking depends on the point of view, on one's knowledge, desires and ability--and understanding those desires and motivations. Get started planning, developing and using your faith in your future. Start now to have good strategies for success in your personal development--in your studies, work, even play or relaxation.


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    Have an "Ah Ha" moment. Make two columns with a list in each column. In column one write your interests and abilities (What are you good at?) In column two make a list of your difficulties and weaknesses. This can help to clarify your thinking in both areas by comparison and contrast. Hopefully you'll feel good about your strengths and prospects and you will not be confused.
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    Decide some areas of your abilities and things that are interesting to learn. Define your questions. Ask questions of your teachers, mother, father and other elders, as well as your peers. Read and do research to seek answers at the local library or on the internet.
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    Keep up your stamina and enthusiasm in the areas of your strengths and interests to find your best abilities and greatest opportunities that will fit your personality. If you are not sure about what you want to learn and develop, then just take a guess and start on something that seems right.
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    Focus mainly on one thing -- one at one time, and not much else, and let almost every ounce of effort go into that so that it will become a real area of strength -- not confusion.
    • You may need to get over some bad habits/weaknesses, and so work on lessening your weaknesses that seem to matter the most. For example, If you are good in improving your attitudes, being positive and thoughtful, then consider working in an area requiring contact skills in work that requires communicating with people.
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    Keep on doing what you decided to do. Persistence is about half of being successful. That takes mental discipline and keeping on doing positive habit-forming while breaking bad habits. This could be in school, in a career, a hobby or all of the above.
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    Improve yourself and your chances and you will not be confused. Keep working and studying. Working itself is far more satisfying and important than reaching a temporary solution. Few things in life are permanent.
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    Do not stop and start--or quit halfway through--because if you do not accept or reject theories or ideas blindly, then you can be clear about your purposes and keep going. Don't worry if your concepts are not clear at first or seem to come and go. Just step up and take a breath, keep going and be sure that you are doing it in a good manner.
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    Continue to build your strength of faith and your ability to learn and to earn -- with faith in your ability to improve abilities and skills by being persistent and reliable -- believing that you're blessed. Be thankful for your opportunities and go for it, instead of complaining! If you find that your skills limit your earning potential consider staying in or going back to school or college. If your interest lies in the computer industry, many community colleges offer computer certification tests. Check with counselors at school or college.
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    Follow-through: stopping halfway is confusing and shows a pattern of mixed up thinking. After all many employers just want to see that you can finish your program of study and be self-motivated to improve yourself, not just because of "the paper" for graduating from school and college.


  • Volunteer (serving for the good of your family and others) to help other people and this will make you feel good when you give back to your community.
  • Invest -- whether you can afford it or not! Pay yourself first.
  • In matters of budget--live within your means--if you can't afford that vacation don't go, just go to a stream, river, lake or beach near you.
  • Some people like to do meditation or prayer every day.


  • An expensive car is not an investment -- unless it is a collector's item kept in perfect condition -- as it depreciates as soon as you drive it off the sales lot and continues to depreciate, losing value quickly, thereafter.
  • Do not become obsessed with avoiding confusion, but remember that your pursuit of clear thinking can be beneficial to your whole sphere of influence (to everyone that you know). So, you can help others while helping yourself.
  • Develop your personal ability to act on your Spiritual faith: "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord." (Amos 8:11) Be a conservative in school and satisfy your thirst for knowledge not for beverages or wild living...
  • Don't kill your opportunities by spending more than you earn. Hatch some opportunities -- or if not, then all your "chickens" will get old and die leaving no offspring (no return/no income)!
    • So, invest, and manage it so it can grow and move your money among investments safely where they can be something to look forward to, and keep adding to it. This will avoid confusion in that area.
  • Don't be confused about spending versus saving your money. Think of this: Do not eat the "seed" (no crop) or eat all of your "chicken's fertile eggs" (you'll get no baby chicks) and not create wealth.
    • So, always keep your savings growing (don't spend your savings) and keep investments in places so that they can grow as your would water and weed growing crops -- or hatching, feeding and raising new baby chickens.

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