THE CHINESE BAMBOO
While most trees grow steadily over a period of years, the Chinese bamboo tree doesn’t break through the ground for the first four years. In fact, in a period of just five weeks, a Chinese bamboo tree can grow to a height of 90 feet. It’s almost as if you can actually see the tree growing before your very eyes.
IS THAT TRUE?
The story of the Chinese bamboo tree is true and is as follows: This particular tree has a seed that is so hard that when planted, it will do nothing for almost five years. In the fifth year, the seed breaks through the soil and begins to grow into a tree weeks.
HOW THEN WE CAN APPLY THIS TO OUR LIFE?
Like any plant, growth of the Chinese Bamboo Tree requires nurturing – water, fertile soil, sunshine. In its first year, we see no visible signs of activity. In the second year, again, no growth above the soil. The third, the fourth, still nothing. Our patience is tested and we begin to wonder if our efforts (caring, water, etc.) will ever be rewarded. Finally in the fifth year – behold, a miracle! We experience growth. And what growth it is! The Chinese Bamboo Tree grows 90 feet in just six weeks!!
What were they doing during the 4 years – remember it will grow 90feet high – without a good foundation the 90 feet bamboo cannot hold on they will collapse!!
BUILD YOUR INNER-MAN TODAY
Is important that you build your inner-man just like the Chinese bamboo; don’t rush to get rich or rush to be successful till you build your inner-man. The bible says – that which is inside of you is greater then the outside. I had my fair share of failures pursuing what is not real and along the way losing everything and nothing matters anymore – I spent most of my time these days to healing my inner-man so that I will shine for my creator. Is a lonely path of finding happiness within your inner-man – trust me is all worth it and you will be the happiest person on earth once you can re-concile the truth. Every corner of the route there is a new scenery; enjoy the journey of finding out who you really are.
SUCCESS IS A PROCESS AND YOU NEED LITTLE EFFORT
Once you have realised the truth about your inner-man your picture of people around you will be different. You will start seeing things differently, less anger, less pain, less regrets and the list goes on. You will realised the true purpose of being on this earth; you will start to seeing the truth from your third eye.
You will start doing things right; self-discipline will come by itself; which is the essence of any success.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE I MEET
Winners & Potential Winners; remember potential winners there is such thing as delayed gratification or delayed success. Be patient and keep doing what is right. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!!
Remember what is inside of you is Greater then the person in the outside!!!
Article by: Ashok – Strategic Coach & Mentor for MDRT/COT/TOT