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The Story of the Chinese BambooThe Chinese plant the seed:  they water and fertilize it, but the first year nothing happens.  The second year they water and fertilize it, and still nothing happens.  The third and fourth years they water and fertilize it, with no apparent results, and sometime during the course of the fifth year, in a period of six weeks, the Chinese Bamboo Tree grows roughly ninety feet.The question is, did it grow ninety feet in six weeks or did it grow ninety feet in five years?  The obvious answer is that it grew ninety feet in five years because, had they not had the perseverance to keep caring for the crop day in and day out each year, even though they were not seeing immediate results, there would be no Chinese Bamboo Tree.  All of us have had those “Chinese Bamboo Tree” experiences.  We might have had ... read more
Source: Marty Martins Self Defense