Personal Growth
Shilpa • onDid You Know 13 years ago • 2 min read


Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, thrusting my sprouts through the earth's crust above me. I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners, to announce the arrival of spring. I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!" And so the seed grew.

The second seed said, "I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me, I might damage my delicate sprouts. What if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? If I were to open my blossoms, a small child might pull me from the ground. No, it's much better for me to wait until it is safe." And so the seed waited - until a yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.

Professional and personal growth will only happen if you are willing to take risks and step into the unknown. Waiting seeds tend to get eaten.


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