The path to understanding is there; it was just a matter of seeing it.
The light to awareness was shining, staring him in the face, but it wasn’t always easy to see the one thing that shone a light on the issues before him.
You know that time you went looking for something in the pantry, looked high and low, asked every household member for help, and still, you didn’t find what you wanted. Then the next day, you open the pantry, and there is the product sitting there looking at you.
Well, that’s one example of even when the light’s bright we don’t always see it.
The principle applies to our selves and where we find ourselves in life.
Emerson’s quote, above, is true for all of us. Within us, we have enormous potential. We live our lives participating in our respective workplaces, doing our job, some of us exceeding to the point of promotion and high honours but most of us dreaming of what we might achieve and never having the fortitude to realise our dreams.
We play the game to progress through life, we obey the rules and play by them, we become team players doing our bit to get by and create very few if any waves.
It’s a big question to ask yourself what you think is your hidden potential. It’s a risk being noticed.
We all fear failure, its tastes horrible, it shrinks us and puts us in our place, it extinguishes so often any light we might have believed we could keep burning.
The difference comes when we believe in ourselves.
Setting goals, when you believe what you are about to do will be a good thing.
I was a teacher for a lot of years, my light, if you like, was believing that education was about experiences. Textbooks had their place, but hands-on experience was always a winner.
I wrote plays and musicals for my students. Within my burned a light, a light that motivated me to provide my students, often from socio challenged backgrounds, with experiences they would not get sitting in a classroom.
I was lucky I had other staff who supported me and who offered great support to what I envisaged.
You might say that when the lights went on, my dream of what I could achieve was realised.