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Getting Your Business to Blossom
“Timing is everything - for this reason, patience is a vital ingredient in success planning. Patience will give you keys to the kingdom!"
Taking walks and bike rides in the spring makes me think about how waiting through the winter brings such beauty and wonder. Then I begin seeing analogies between the blooming flowers and trees and growing businesses. In business you plant many seeds, nurture them and soon the fruits of your labor begin show.
Unlike in nature which knows that everything happens in time, the business world is so focused on immediate results. Business people ask the following questions: How soon will there be a return on my investment? If I hire that new salesperson, how quickly will our revenues increase? If I collaborate with this new strategic partnership, will I know in three months whether or not this relationship is working?
Often business leaders look for quick fixes and immediate results but this approach is short-sighted. Sometimes you just have to guide people, ideas, processes, etc. until they are ready to bud. Don’t pull the plug too soon.
Here are some aspects of business that need time to develop before you can reap the benefits:
Planting seeds in the garden or in your business does not guarantee blossoms. Even with great care and patience the plant may not take. The message here is not to stick with something forever if it’s not working. Rather, it’s that good things come to those who have the patience to wait. Putting in the effort and working on good ideas and people will more often than not end up with positive results. So enjoy the beauty of spring, nurture the seeds you have planted and savor what you reap. Patience is a virtue, even in business.
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