12 Mar 2017

Power of Patience

Surya goes to a restaurant and orders for food. Even within the next few minutes, he becomes restless and has an argument with the waiter demanding him to deliver food faster. Ram joins a software company and within the next two years joins another company with a reason of not being offered quick promotions. At Corporates, we are expected to build high performing teams in a short span of time. In a business, we are expected to double the profit within the first year. Even from a health perspective, we wanted to lose 7 kgs of body weight in 7 days.

An article from one of India’s most admired cricketer was an eye opener. Please read below Rahul David’s words on ‘Patience

“When I’m requested to speak to youngsters I like talking about this phase of my life and liken it to fascinating plant: The Chinese Bamboo. You can take a Chinese bamboo seed and plant it in the ground, water and nurture the seed for an entire year & not even see a single sprout. In fact, you’ll not see a sprout for 5 years. But suddenly, a tiny shoot will spring from the ground. And over the next 6 weeks, the plant can grow as tall as 90 feet. It can grow as fast as 39 inches every 24 hours. You can literally watch the plant grow.

What was the plant doing during these 5 years, seemingly dormant period; it was growing its roots. For 5 full years it was preparing itself for rapid, full growth. Without this route structure, the plant simply couldn’t support itself for its future growth. Some would say the plant grew 90 feet in 6 weeks, I would say it grew 90 feet in 5 years & 6 weeks ..” …

An important leadership trait is to cultivate the ‘Power of Pa犀利士
tience’ because everything that can grow stronger needs time and patience.

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