Sometimes we look but just don't see magic that's happening all around us. Believe me?
Take a look here….This is the pocket-handkerchief garden I planted a week ago, It was quite cold last night and I didn't expect to see much today. Nevertheless, I had to check it out. I looked and almost missed it…Can you see it? Look closely…..
Look very, very closely…..
Here, let's get real close and personal…..
Yessss….there it is. The very first signs of life. A bean plant is poking out and soaking up the sun this afternoon.
How delightful…Maybe there's a lesson to be learned here. A take-away to apply to our businesses and our personal lives.
Well, maybe three:
- I can't take all the credit for what's going on. Of course, I planted the seed, mulched it and watered it. But nature had a whole lot more to do with this than I did. It took the water and sunshine and warmth to make it happen. Thank you nature!!
- We need to wait patiently and pay close attention to what's going on around us. We need to put in some effort to achieve our goals in our businesses and our lives. We rely on on that effort to produce fruit… but too often we forget that all growth and success takes time.
- Too often we expect to be wowed by the magic that occurs right under our noses. Real magic is not a "shock and awe" event. Real magic requires that we be really observant. Too often we're in such a hurry for results and success that we miss it entirely.
Take time to observe and enjoy every minute of every day….every small step in the process. What you witness today is just the beginning of wonderful things to come.