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Flip That Switch!

Generational Poverty

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg
Knowledge is not power; it is only power when used. Just imagine how many things you know about but you have no results to prove your knowledge of them. How many people who know with precision how to achieve their ideal weight but still don’t have it. Most people know about how to attain financial wealth and freedom but are still not wealthy and free.
To me, knowledge is more like energy and electricity running through us just like a light switch. You only see the power of electricity or energy when you flip the switch on. Until you switch it on, you will always complain about everything under the sun as to why your lights are off. Flip the switch on and lights will be on. The same thing applies when you turn the energy light switch off, the energy doesn’t disappear, it still exists somewhere.
Whenever someone makes an important change, it’s because a switch has flipped. Change happens when someone becomes sick and tired of being sick and tired. Change happens when someone who has struggled her whole life with her weight finally decides to get fit. This change happens when someone who has put up with an abusive boss or partner has enough and quits. These two above examples show that a shift happens when one takes action rather than waiting for something to happen. You can sit around in the dark waiting for the light to come on, or you can get up, walk across the room, and flip the switch yourself.
Sadly, most people are sitting in the dark room waiting for the light to come on. They are sitting in the dark room watching and admiring their neighbours well lit rooms across and next to theirs. You may be the one sitting in your dark room watching and admiring your neighbour’s lit rooms because you don’t know that you too have the electric switch which only requires you to stand up, walk across the room, and switch it on. This electricity and energy I am referring to here are your gifts, talents and abilities you haven’t tapped into yet. You’ve got them, you just need to unleash them by flipping the switch!
Most people are not where they would like to be because of the wrong priorities, their focus is on things that don’t serve them well. Review your priorities today and adjust your focus, attention and energy on them and the results with begin to show. When you do this you’ll have flipped your switch and the lights will surely come on.
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on, and 083 304 9773