It was a muggy, grey day with bursts of rain showers. As the day progressed the storms rolled in with a fury. I heard the crack of thunder in the sky and looked out to see lightning piercing the dark clouds. The winds picked up, the trees began to sway and within minutes the room was plunged into darkness.
I sat in a room that had everything needed for light yet it was dark. Without a power source the lights were of no use.
To have light you must have equipment connected to a power source but even then you are required to activate it by turning on a switch.
How many of us start a business, or a new venture and fail to activate the resources that would produce light? We have a great plan, all the equipment and resources, and the knowledge needed but fail to flip the switch. Or perhaps we’ve done the opposite and activated but forgotten to plug into the power source. The end result is the same – you’re in the dark.
Earlier this year, I stumbled in my business. I had lights, bulbs and I was plugged into the circuit box but darkness surrounded me. I had failed to activate the switch. In fact I was trying to light the wrong room! After bumping into furniture, I finally got the picture.
Don’t stumble in the dark, plug into your power source and activate the switch. I promise you it’s much better than groping around in the dark.
How about you have you ever bumped your head in the dark? What did you learn?