Very early on in the training with my spiritual guides, I was told to pay attention to whether I was making decisions from fear or clarity. They pointed out that when the fear of having something negative occur motivates action, then emotional reactions often get in the way of objective clarity.
Over and over again they have stressed that attitude precedes manifestation. Therefore the guides suggest that we fill ourselves with feelings of spiritual principles, such as love, acceptance, inspiration, and then unite this state of deep positivity with focus. I have found that clarity becomes a natural by-product of this process. Try it for yourself and see what happens.