“Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest.” - Lincoln Patz
Do you ever wish your success would just come faster and easier? This is common with most entrepreneurs. We all want everything we do to be a huge hit right from the start, right?
Have you ever had spring flowers pop up out the ground early only to be killed by a cold snap which hits at that same time? At first, the flower pops up because of some warmth in the air and some abundant resources at the surface surrounding the seed help it sprout. Unfortunately, the flower is just starting out and has yet to strengthen to be able to face the challenges which happen in nature every day. When the cold snap hits, the new flower is too tender to weather the challenge.
This is the same as having great success right out of the gate with a business idea. Everything goes perfect and it seems like this business is and will only be a huge success. Then all of the sudden, a couple of challenges hit and devastate the business. Why do a couple of challenges take out such a great business?
The answer to that is much the same as the flower which dies right after a cold snap. The business only experienced the good times. Its roots ran shallow since everything it needed was there at the surface. When a business experiences a slower growth because resources have to be found to make it grow strong, it grows deeper, hardier roots. These roots help it weather droughts, storms, and cold snaps.
Take the time to find the resources you need to sustain your business, especially focusing on this during the good times. As you know, every business will run into storms along the way. Make sure to grow your roots deep and wide pulling in as many resources as you can to build a strong plant. This wise growth strategy will have you reaching further and further into the sky as time goes on and allow you to continue growing through any challenge which pops up.