A Tale of Two Flies
The first fly has the end in sight. It works day and night, harder than all the other flies to reach its destination. The problem is, there seems to be some sort of barrier in its way, something it can’t see, but only feel. So instead of attempting to understand the real problem, it begins to buzz around faster, slamming into the invisible barrier harder and harder, yielding no results. Before long, it grows tired and gives up.
The second fly can also see where it wants to go. Upon its first attempt, it too runs into an obstacle it can’t see. So, instead of doing more of the same thing, it stops, takes a minute (which is like 30 human years), and seeks out what seems to be the issue. It soon realizes that there is another way of the glass box it has found itself in. It looks around and sees another fly escaping through a small hole and follows suit.
When we understand the real problem, we can work harder and smarter, not just harder. Take the time to visualize where you want to go. Try to figure out what is stopping you from getting there Dare to do something you haven’t done before, then follow those who know what they are doing.