A young man who always served his God was so disappointed at not meeting Him that he thought his life was no longer purposeful and planned to quit.
He went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God," he said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit? I have been at your service all my life yet I haven’t had the good fortune of meeting you."
“Look around," God said. "Do you see the ferns and the bamboo trees?" "Yes," replied the young man.
God said: "When I planted the ferns and the bamboo seeds I took good care of them. I gave them light and water. The ferns quickly grew and their 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 ferns grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. "In the third year there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit. In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I did not quit."
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant... But just six months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
“It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I can not give any of my creations a challenge it cannot handle." God went on: "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling you have actually been growing roots? I did not quit on the bamboo. Neither will I ever quit on you.
"Don't compare yourself to others. The bamboos had a different purpose from the ferns. Yet, they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come and you will rise high."
Successful people keep moving: To achieve success, it does not matter if you make mistakes or not, what matters is that you need to keep moving without quitting.
You will win if you keep moving. If you feel like quitting, think about what made you start: There is a purpose why you start doing things in life, always remember what got you started, and you will never quit.
Perseverance and blessings go together: The urge to quit comes right before a miracle happens.
If you are persistent you will get it, if you are consistent you will keep it: Don’t settle or slow down when you think you got it all, keep doing things consistently so you maintain success.
Mindset is what separates the best from the rest: You don’t have to be the best or the strongest, a positive mind with a strong will is all that will guide you to success.