A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

When I went to My brother’s office a couple weeks ago, I saw a poster on the wall with a good proverb. I want to post it to My blog but I always forgot or postpone it, so here it is:

  1. A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

    You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilise it for a whole year, and nothing happens.

    The second year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens.

    The third year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens.
    How discoraging this becomes!

    The fourth year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens.
    This is very frustrating.

    The fifth year you continue to water and fertilise the seed then.. take note.
    Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree sprouts and grows NINETY FEET IN SIX WEEKS!

    Life is much akin to the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree. It is often discouraging. We seemingly do things right, and nothing happens.

    But for those who do things right and are not discouraged and are persistent, things will happen. Finally we begin to receive the rewards.

I like the proverb above and feel that it will be good to share it with others. Sometimes We do something and expect for instant result and forget that changes or results need time to happen.

Once I ask one of My mentor at QnAp IT BV – Patrick Bonne -, “What must I do, so I can code faster and understand more about Object Oriented Programming (OOP)?” and His answer was look like this “OOP is like a way of life, don’t expect to master it in one day”.

Another saying are from Ruud Mulder “When I found a big problem, I break it to small pieces and solve it one by one”. You see.. life and learning is a process, You makes small steps to make a big step.

Markus

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