Thunder Is Good, But It’s The Lightning That Does The Work

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. – Mark Twain

Make a loud noise. Talk a lot of talk. Be like thunder and everybody will hear you.

Make your point by doing the work, effectively and efficiently. If they’re looking in the other direction they might miss it.

We tend to hear a lot of thunder and only see a little lightning. This is a reminder: it’s the lightning that does the work.

Whether it’s the activity that produces the results you’re after,


The people behind the scenes who keep the proverbial trains running.

It’s the lightning that does the work.