What is an anchor?
Anchors are strong.
Anchors provide support.
Anchors hold vessels in place.
Anchors deliver content to the public.
Anchors can also prevent you from moving when you need to move.
Anchors can become a hindrance.
Anchors left unsecured can cause you to unexpectantly drift off course.
Anchors reliant on others can distort the truth.
Anchors exert power in a team sport.
Anchors attract consumers in a retail structure.
Anchors are fixed similar to true North.
Placing the anchor in the wrong position can cost you the race.
Placing an anchor in quicksand can sink the ship.
What is my point?
For every use, there is a consequence for improper positioning.
You can have all the support, all the talent, and all the wherewithal in the world.
Yet, if you use an anchor out of position, you will sink instead of swim.
You do not place detergent in the water after all the dishes have been washed.
You do not paint the wall after all the pictures have been hung.
You do not prepare for the job after the candidates have been selected.
So often we hear people say, “I was in the right place at the right time”.
Conversely, they might say, “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time”.
In both of these statements, they were in a position to receive some obscure action or value.
Before I wrote my first sentence, I had to learn my first word.
Before I learned my first word, I had to be taught my alphabets.
Before I was taught my first alphabet, I had to learn how to talk.
Every development had an equally important precursor.
Without the first, there can be no latter.
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