Everything takes time to grow. We take about 18 years to grow from infants to adults. A plant takes time to grow from a seed to one that blossoms. The point is, time is the most important ingredient for any growth. Water, food and other items may be needed but nothing is more important than time. If we do not give it time, it will never be able to grow and blossom to its intended beauty.

Humans are naturally impatient beings. We are always yearning to grow up when we were little, so that we do our things our ways. We are always looking for the next get-rich-quick schemes. We are always wanting our promotions faster. The list goes on… There is nothing wrong with being impatient. In fact, impatience shows that you have a drive, you have a yearning to want to be something better or bigger. Ultimately, life is about balance – controlling the impatience but not letting the flame of growth dies down, and giving growth the needed time to absorb the nourishment, so that it can blossom beautifully.

Just as we mentioned above that as kids, we always wanted to grow up faster. What happens when we actually grow up? We want to be young again… There is a time for everything. We cannot rush growth. Instead, what we want to do is to experience the NOW as much as we can, and make the most out of it. Childhood is given for a reason. I am sure you have heard some people saying that they hated the fact that they missed their childhood. When the time is right for you to grow up and be a man, you will then need to step up and act as one. Until then, it is better to enjoy the presents that youth has to offer.

Impatience can have adverse effect on success. If not dealt with properly, shortcuts or undesirable paths may be taken. This will, in most cases, not turn our favorably for the individual. The thing is, what is success if it is obtained through undesirable means, and we are not talking about righteous here. But seriously, I do sincerely believe that there are more ways than one to attaining a goal, and it takes creativity. However, TIME will still be required.

I have made many rash decisions in my life, and allowed impatience to run it at times. In retrospect, I would have chosen better if I understood this lesson. However, everything happens for a reason, and there is a lesson in every experience. I have come to realize that there are some things that just cannot be forced. The more you force it, chances of it not going as expected will increase. However, if you persevere and continue working on it, TIME will show you true growth that it is capable of.

Remember, do not rush success,  for success only finds those who are patient enough for it.


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