I flicked the switch in my bathroom with a sigh. “I really need to change that bulb,” I thought as it released a low glow.
As I completed my self-appointed task, the bulb grew brighter and brighter. Soon, the bathroom was brightly lit.
As the lightbulb brightened, it dawned on me:
I am like that bulb.
It takes me a few minutes to awaken each morning. It’s taken me several tries to figure out how to do things at times.
And it’s taken me over a year to figure out what to do with my life now that the kid has flown.
We all take long starts. We back up, just to run at a barrier in order to jump. We warm the car up before we go to work in the morning.
Like that lightbulb, it takes us a bit to get started.
There is nothing wrong with us. Sometimes it just takes a bit for us to hit our stride. Sometimes we have to fall in order to succeed.
And like that bulb, if we continue to move forward, we will glow. If we continue to try, we will succeed. So what if it takes us a bit to get moving? The important part isn’t the dim light at the beginning. The important part is the glow of success at the end.
But that bulb would never achieve it’s potential if the switch is shut off too soon.
And we will never achieve our goals if we quit midstream.
Deep down, there is something amazing that you’ve always wanted to do. Buried deep within your psyche is an amazing dream you’ve always wanted to achieve.
Maybe you even started your dream, but you quit, shutting the power off before you hit your stride. Maybe you gave up because you thought you were a failure.
But you are not a failure.
You are just getting warmed up.
Flip the switch on your dream. Turn the power on for your goal. Let your light warm up as you go through the paces.
Then watch as your light begins to brighten the world.
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I’ve written a lot of books sharing my odd view of life in hopes of helping others. My most notorious book is titled The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too, but The Minimalist Cleaning Method is pretty popular as well. You can find them at the following places:
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