ENOUGH “DOTS” ON YOUR SCREEN?
Flying around the moon, you get into a smaller space module where the only view of the outside is on a small screen.
When you turn it on, it has only one white dot in the middle.
You turn a few knobs and get 10 dots, but know that is not enough to avoid bumping into things or, worse yet, go off into outer space and be lost.
You tweak it some more and get 50 dots, so you could proceed and distinguish some shapes, enough to adjust in time if you are proceeding very slowly and cautiously. 100 dots, then 200 dots – and voila! You can now see the shapes and you can proceed at good speed.
The point is that to proceed well in anything you need enough dots on your perceptual screen. But you don’t need 1000 dots, you just need enough dots to go successfully on your journey - it makes no sense, for your purpose, to waste time on getting more dots.
JUST LIKE LIFE
This is analogous to life or any area of it or any topic.
You don’t need to know everything, but flying blind to the extreme degree or to the more normal degree is not a great way to live – though most people do that and say it is ok, since they are “blind” to what could work much better.
(They often live like in Groundhog Day, waiting to get a wake up call, and maybe living the life of a gradually boiling frog or floating along in "The Drift" of apathy. "Not me!", you say. But just give it a look and see if it is.) The time spent “tweaking” your knowledge and understanding screen is well worth it as it will help you proceed clearly, effectively, and rapidly so that you can go further than you ever, before, dreamed. You can go forward using the Principle Of Sufficient Certainty and living in the character strength of Certainty.
TOO FEW DOTS –
RUN INTO A LOT OF THINGS OR YOU HAVE TO BE SLOW, CAUTIOUS
TOO MANY DOTS – WASTED TIME!
This is a "macro" (overall, from a higher level) concept of Power In Life and of Productivity. It stems from the analogy in James T. McCay's classic, which is worth reading for the dramatic increase in productivity that will occur. It's title, simply and deceptively general sounding, but with much broader thinking: "The Management Of Time", a five star rated book!.