31 Rules of Success: Rule #8. Good Things Take Time To Gel.
Every seed planted takes time to germinate but some may be faster than others due to environmental conditions. Many efforts we put in place are akin to planting seeds in the soil.
I remember some years ago when I and two other friends visited a forest where Gmelina arborea seeds where planted by government agencies. These seeds take upwards of seven to ten years before they are either harvested as timbers or cut into smaller trunks and taken to the factory where they are pulverized, pulped and converted to paper. No matter how much hurry the farmers are, they must patiently wait for this time for the seed to grow to become woody trunks, where its economic value becomes quantifiable.
The important lesson learnt in this plantation is that of patience as seeds cannot be forced to become trees without going through the process of growth, cultivation and tendering.
Success is a patient journey and involves slow but consistent growth. When you forcefully push things to accelerate the occurrence of success, you intentionally bypass the natural process of its evolution and this could truncate its sustainability. You must allow success to find its natural curve and follow it, so it can be replicated.
Nowadays, a lot of young people desire success like yesterday. Not many of them want to go slowly and patiently to achieve success. In the process, so many of them get involved in criminal, shady and illegal activities. Once they succeed, they begin to live large and ostensible, without giving any thought about how they acquired their wealth. Other young individuals begin to envy them seeing that they have arrived financially.
That they have not been caught does not make them successful or decent. Success does not thrive in crime or incivility but in hard work. Every young person aspiring to be successful must know that patience is required while fashioning the path to achievement or attainment of their goals.Join Our Social Media Community