Be like the Chinese Bamboo Tree
I like the story of the Chinese bamboo tree: You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for a whole year, and nothing happens.
The second year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens.
The third year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. How discouraging this becomes!
The fifth year you continue to water and fertilize the seed and then—take note. Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree sprouts and grows NINETY FEET IN SIX WEEKS!
Life is much akin to the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree.
It is often discouraging. We seemingly do things right, and nothing happens. But for those who do things right and are not discouraged and are persistent, things will happen. Finally we begin to receive the rewards.
I am now receiving the rewards of seeds that were planted 5 years ago. You are as well. Are you getting the results you want? If not, begin today to sow the seeds of what you want 5 years from now.
Remember, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten.
By Dan Miller
Wake up early, and Create
Creation is the highest form of intelligence. Create products and services that makes this world a better place to live in.
Find your passion
More than 1/3 of your life will be spend working. So find something that resonates with you. Something that you wake up looking forward to pursue it.
Plan ahead. Time is your most valuable asset, protect it.
Plan the day before. Do weekly analysis every Sunday. See how you can improve and progress every week. Studies have shown that for every one hour of planning you can save 8 hours of time!
Be Grateful and give back a lot
Start small, think big. Most people don’t feel like contributing. Hey, start small and build it over time.
Don’t know where to start? Start donating blood. Its in constant demand and with just one donation you can potentially save three lives! Once you start donating, usually you donate at least for a dozens time.
Donate money: With power of technology, you can choose any cause and select any charity that matches your interest and passion anywhere in the world and donate in less than a minute.
More you give, more you get:)