Chinese Bamboo - MondayMuse(1August’11)
- MONDAY MUSE (1 August 2011)
The Chinese Bamboo Tree has a very peculiar story. A few days after planting its seed in the ground, you'll see nothing. For years you'll see nothing, except a tiny shoot sprouting from a bulb. Never mind your earnest efforts, it just refuses to grow. The best of nurturing seems to be in vain. But in the fifth year, it will grow 80 feet tall!
Now imagine a scenario where the person who plants the seed calls it quits before the fifth year. It is natural for frustration to creep in when no transformation is evident for four years. The agony is in direct proportion to the intensity of effort. But surely, it would be tragic to miss out on the deserving glory of the 80 feet shoot.
So often we quit just when positive results to our proactive efforts are just round the corner. It is not enough to take initiative and follow up with sincere actions. To be better at getting a deserving consequence we must inculcate the attitude of patience and perseverance. The outcome may be delayed but it is worth the wait when the end-result more than makes up for the delay.
Let’s BE BETTER at patience in every waiting game
The script of bamboo & success remains the same!
- Pravin K. Sabnis
PRAVIN SABNIS conducts UNLEARNING UNLIMITED workshops for corporate & other teams. Since 2008, he writes MONDAY MUSE based on the JCI theme – BE BETTER. Earlier it was inspired by JCI-India’s National President’s theme: Touch To Transform (2004), We Are The Future (2005), Speak Through Action (2006), Develop New Dimensions (2007)
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