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Sunday Story…Setbacks

Sunday Story…Setbacks

Life rarely moves in a straight line at least not for me. Sometimes we take 3 steps forward and 4 steps back. Sometimes the only direction we go is laterally (back and forth!). And sometimes there is no forward progress at all.

This is frustrating. You work and work and work only to see no progress or worse, yet, negative progress. And there is nothing you can do about it except keep working but if you quit you will quit forever. Chinese Bamboo Tree

You know the story of the bamboo tree?

You plant it, water it, fertilize it for a whole year and nothing happens
The second year, same thing and nothing happens.
The third year, the same.
Fourth year again.
Sometime in the 5th year, if you have been consistent watering and fertilizing, the bamboo sprouts and grows 90 feet in about 6 weeks! If you stopped watering nothing would be happening.

Life is this way. It can be discouraging. You can work, do everything right and nothing happens. At least nothing you can see happens. But if you are persistent and consistent, sooner or later, things will happen. You will receive the rewards if you work the plan.

You are harvesting today the fruit of what you planted 5 years ago. So am I. If you aren’t getting what you want today start today and plant the seeds of what you want 5 years from now.

Get the things you want by doing things you haven’t done…consistently!

John Mariotti

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