The Bamboo plant
The other day I was sitting and thinking about a project I was working on and I reached a point where I thought “sod this for a game of soldiers I have had enough”
Then I remember this story I read, and it suddenly made think just get it done!
The Bamboo plant is amazing it takes five years to grow!!
You water it and wait. You wait an entire year and nothing appears. No bud, no twig, nothing.
“So you keep watering and protecting the area and taking care of the future plant. You wait for another year. Still, nothing happens.
“Another year passes, and still no sign of growth. It has been three years. Should you give up? Someone told you that it might take a while to really see the fruits of your efforts, so you keep on keeping on.
“Another year passes. No plant.
“You begin year number five with the same passion as day number one. You keep watering and keep waiting. Finally, after five years, the Bamboo starts growing-and in six weeks, it grows to over 80 feet tall! Yes, 80 feet in six weeks! Well, not really. It is 80 feet in five years.
“The point is simple. If you had given up for even the shortest period of time, there would be no Bamboo. It took almost impossible persistence. The plant is there for one reason and one reason only-because you never gave up on it.”
If you have a dream, the goal you want to achieve and you have taken action you have to persist with it and you may get days like I do “When that voice in your head chirps up and says you can’t make it, you are no good, or why do you want to change”?
But you have to give yourself the chance to jump and learn to fly!! We are only here once and just like the guy who waters the tree for five years, he didn’t stop, he kept going and the reward, in the end, the plant grows and when it does it shoots out of the ground.
If you are working towards anything right now, and really want to change something or achieve something?
Don’t panic at the early stages, give yourself time and the more you invest your dreams, goals they will come true because you believed in them and remember they are yours to nurture.
Don’t ever give up!