You find yourself in a pitch black room with bear traps scattered here and there. You step, very gingerly. Sweat dotting your forehead, you test the ground in front of you with a slow sweep of your foot. You inch forward, stop again to test. Heart hammering, your nervous toe taps . . . taps . . .
Or you could just turn on the light.
See the obstacles first. If you “recognize” traps by bumping into them, you’re going to lose a foot or two along the way. You know this darkened room well. You’ve been here before. Somewhere deep down, you already know where the light switch is.
About the Author: James Robbins is a licensed professional counselor, published author and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. He has over 15 years of experience helping people in various life stages that come from a wide variety of cultural, economic and family backgrounds. Learn more about his background by clicking here.