So what’s the significance of this vase of bamboo that sits on my desk? Stay with me here, some facts:
What does this mean? Sometimes you try and try. You start that new business, that new workout program and commit to eating healthier. Sometimes you make a commitment to reduce your stress, open up to new opportunities, try new things, and make new friends. Although the inspiration and incentive is there….nothing seems to confirm that your efforts are working.
It’s incredibly frustrating and oh so tempting to go back to your old ways because even though you weren’t really happy with those results, you didn’t have to work so hard.
So my friend, that’s exactly why I have the bamboo reminder on my desk.
I’m bamboo and maybe you are too.
Even though you’re not seeing the results yet, things are brewing under the surface. Stick with it and when things are ready (in divine time, not our lack of patience timing), all of a sudden, you will burst through with force, strength and the unmistakable and unapologetic grace of bamboo. Once you bloom, you’ll be so strong and beautiful that just like bamboo, you’ll be even better after decades of being here (bamboo grows flowers after 65 or 120 years-what flower/plant/grass can do that?) So while it’s frustrating, aggravating and discouraging that you feel you haven’t arrived/achieved/reached your goal just yet, have some patience in knowing that just like me, you may be bamboo too.
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