A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Victor Negro, author, philosopher, founder of Evolving Minds Training and Consulting Personal Development and leader/teacher at The Sophia Club of Nigeria.

Never stop watering you dreams!

The Victor Negro

The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through the ground, within five weeks it grows to 90 ft tall.

The question is: did the bamboo tree grow in five weeks or in five years? It grows 90 ft tall in five years! Because, at any time if the person stops watering and fertilising the dream of the bamboo tree, it would have died in the ground.

To some people, the five years that the bamboo seed is being watered seemed like foolishness. Why are you watering what is not growing? You’ve been out here for a long time; go get something else to do! You could hear people asking these questions with good intentions. It’s like hearing people say “how long have you been…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

  1. A much-needed motivational message. Thanks for sharing, Mitch 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Lisa M. Boyd says:

    Never stop watering your dreams. I love that!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Michele Lee says:

    Great message. 💖

    Liked by 2 people

  4. marcella16092 says:

    Love that post.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Robert Reid says:

    Excellent post! Never give up on your dreams.

    Success isn’t overnight

    https://moneymattersfinance.wordpress.com/

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