A Chinese Bamboo Story

In China
there is a type of bamboo
that doesn’t appear to grow at all
for the first four years.
It just develops
a massive root structure
while the shoot barely shows.
In the fifth year
it grows eighty feet.

Many things in life
are like that Chinese bamboo.
You may not see any initial evidence
that what you are about
is making a difference,
but, if you persist,
eventually,
a tremendous harvest
will result.

~ Anonymous