How Many Bulbs Are Lighted?
Two hallway ceiling lights both went dark, and at first I thought we had a fuse problem. But when I took them apart, I found that all three bulbs in each fixture were burned out. I then deduced that the three had not gone out simultaneously, but one by one without my noticing the diminishing light. Once I replaced them all, the hallway was brighter than it had been in some time.
A car can operate with a piston not performing, and a four-engine plane can fly on three engines. If the water pressure is low, the sprinklers will still operate, but without the same ability to water the lawn.
How many of us are wandering around without actually performing up to our maximum capacity because we’re burdened with personal problems, too easily distracted by others, lack discipline, and/or don’t take care of our health? The answer is: A hell of a lot of us.
If you can’t manage to be on top of your game every day, you’re going to lose more than you win.