In this episode of the BAD Podcast, Brad and Dawain discuss the incredible growth of the great Japanese bamboo tree. Did you know that it takes five years and six weeks for this tree to shoot up to 80ft? That’s quite a long time! But patience is key when it comes to growing this tree. Farmers must regulate the temperature, make sure the soil is just right, and create the perfect environment for the tree to grow.
Day after day, week after week, year after year, there is no visible change. But change is happening beneath the surface. After six long years of preparation, the bamboo is finally ready to shoot up into the sky. Unfortunately, many people are not willing to wait that long. They become discouraged and frustrated, and they give up. But those who do succeed are the ones who allow themselves the opportunity to see the delayed product.
So, if you’re feeling discouraged or frustrated about something in your life, remember the great Japanese bamboo tree. Your time is coming. Just keep working hard and be patient. The results will come, even if you can’t see them yet. Thanks for tuning in to the BAD Podcast!