I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I asked:
“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”.
His answer surprised me…
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said. “In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.But I would not quit.
We hope you enjoyed this story. Often in life we do not find the strength to keep going and want to simply quit. We are living in a world full of stress. Stress in our relationships, stress in our families, stress in our jobs. Sometimes we are trying very hard to plant seeds. Seeds of peace in our families and relationships. Seeds in our jobs hoping that we will be successful. And often we find that nothing changes. That causes us to be extremely frustrated without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
BUT, do not give up. As you read in this brilliant short story, even though the bamboo didn’t grow, the floor was still covered in beautiful fern. Keep doing what you are doing and do not give up. Never, ever think about giving up. The first and most important key to success is resiliency. Only those who give up will fail. Those who stay the course will reap the benefits of success one day.
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