A guy loses his keys during a night on the town…
Despite losing the keys in the darkness, the guy gets on his hand and knees to search for his keys under a streetlight. A little while later, his friend finds him grovelling around on the tarmac within the beam of the streetlight. When asked, “Why are you looking for your keys under the streetlight?” the guy replies, “Coz there’s more light over here. I can see better.”
What can we learn from this scenario? – other than perhaps to have your keys on a chain that’s attached to your belt (prison officer style).
Well, we can relate this to our working lives (and, indeed our personal ones too).
We can take a little time to step back and assess where we’re applying our efforts and resources. Is it on the actual challenges that, while difficult, really require attention or on things that aren’t really the challenge, but are easier to do?
In other words… Are we finding where the keys actually are despite the difficulty of the darkness or are we spending our time and energy under the streetlight just because it easier to see, even thought the keys aren’t there?
To your success – in key hunts and other challenges!