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Parable of the chinese bamboo Like any plant, growth of the Chinese Bamboo Tree requires nurturing – water, fertile soil, sunshine. In its first year, we see no visible signs of activity. In the second year, again, no growth above the soil. The third, the fourth, still nothing. Our patience is tested and we begin to wonder if our efforts (caring, water, etc.) will ever be rewarded.
And finally in the fifth year – behold, a miracle! We experience growth. And what growth it is! The Chinese Bamboo Tree grows 80 feet in just six weeks!
But let’s be serious, does the Chinese Bamboo Tree really grow 80 feet in six weeks? Did the Chinese Bamboo Tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth? Or, was the little tree growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond? The answer is, of course, obvious. Had the tree not developed a strong unseen foundation it could not have sustained its life as it grew. The same principle is true for people. People, who patiently toil towards worthwhile dreams and goals, building strong character while overcoming adversity and challenge, grow the strong internal foundation to handle success, while get-rich- quickers and lottery winners usually are unable to sustain unearned sudden wealth.
Had the Chinese Bamboo Tree farmer dug up his little seed every year to see if it was growing, he would have stunted the Chinese Bamboo tree’s growth as surely as a caterpillar is doomed to a life on the ground if it is freed from its struggle inside a cocoon prematurely. The struggle in the cocoon is what gives the future butterfly the wing power to fly, just as tension against muscles as we exercise strengthen our muscles, while muscles left alone will soon atrophy. #wisdom #wisdomwednesday #wisdomtree #buddha #quotestoliveby #successquotes #motivation #inspirationalquotes #genius #chinese #realtalk #realtor #realtorlife #loans #loanofficer #finance #realestate #follow4follow #milliondollarlisting
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Day 20: "Decisions determine destiny"
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My sonic bible 🎧📓
25 minutes ago
Prep 3, make 1. FREE Bestow Beauty Powder for anyone who can guess what our new secret ingredient is!!!!!
I've been meaning to get back into the good ol green smoothie all year. But couldn't quite fit in the prep each morning. With my fruit bowl piling up and composting my well intentioned greens each week, I decided to prep three drink one on Sundays and again on Wednesdays. #genius #whydidntithinkofthisbefore #wellintentionedgreens
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This though! Beautiful poetry. Literally, stunningly flawless! 💕🙏🏼💫🌈
47 minutes ago
Hace un par de meses lo hicieron y les di el beneficio de la duda y el tiempo para ver si le hacían algo a los costados, pero hoy pintaron, asi que tengo el honor de que en la esquina de mi casa existe un lugar de esos que parece que solo se ven en internet, pero no, agradezco a los responsables de la comuna 9 por esta genialidad de la arquitectura urbana y el mayor insulto a las personas en silla de rueda, bravo país! #genius #urban #ramp
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🚨10th anniversary of RDJ playing the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist🚨 -
In Infinity War, deaths are imminent, especially for principal heroes such as Iron Man. 2018 also marks the 10th anniversary of RDJ playing the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, with both things considered, questions about the actor possibly retiring from his superhero gig naturally comes up. The 52-year-old has been going back-and-forth regarding his future in the MCU – revealing that while he wants to make his way out before it becomes embarrassing, he also wants to make sure that he’s leaving the franchise in top shape. And although he still doesn’t have a definitive answer about when he’s hanging up the suit, he’s excited to find out how it will all pan out for Tony Stark. “I could project all kinds of stuff. I could get into the black dog. Whatever you want. Or I could stay, spiking it in the end zone until I have to be carried off. I’m looking forward to whatever resolution is in the cards.” The franchise’s future looks bright with a slew of second wave of superheroes coming in to expectedly usher the MCU towards a new chapter. The fact that Phase 4’s opening project is the untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel with Tom Holland is an illustration that the film series is slowly turning a new leaf. But while chances are that the shared universe will prosper without the likes of RDJ, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth, that doesn’t mean that they’re no longer wanted. If anything, Avengers: Infinity War‘s promise of the demise of some (if not all) of the three cornerstone actors of the MCU provides the emotional weight needed for the film to mean something than just an action spectacle.
#genius #billionaire, #playboy #philanthropist
#18films #1stmovie #mcu