The Awesome “Chinese Bamboo Tree Story” (Growth takes Patience and Perseverance)

Last Update: August 18, 2014

Have you ever found yourself looking for growth after all the hard work you’ve done, and yet find no sign of progress? If yes, you will love the story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree.

Discover the secret of the Chinese Bamboo Tree and how to use this story to create your ultimate success.


The Chinese Bamboo Tree


We all need to be reminded that outward progress doesn’t necessarily reflect or measure inward progress. Zig Ziglar tells the story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree.

“When this particular seed of the Chinese Bamboo tree is planted, watered and nurtured, for years it doesn’t outwardly grow as much as an inch. Nothing happens for the first year. There’s no sign of growth. Not even a hint. The same thing happens – or doesn’t happen – the second year. And then the third year. The tree is carefully watered and fertilized each year, but nothing shows. No growth. No anything. So it goes as the sun rises and sets for four solid years. The farmer and his wife have nothing tangible to show for this labor or effort. Then, along comes year five. After five years of fertilizing and watering have passed, with nothing to show for it – the bamboo tree suddenly sprouts and grows eighty feet in just SIX WEEKS!

Did the little 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.”

Your dreams, no matter how big, are not in vain. Just because you don’t see signs of progress now, do not grow weary in continuing to build, to give it everything you have heart and soul. Even though overly critical friends remind you of how much easier it would be to give up, be more realistic, more practical, or find a new passion…choose to believe that growth is happening underground. A root system is being formed within your life, the kind of roots will outlast storms because of the hard work and commitment it’s taken to stand in faith for something it cannot easily prove or qualify.

As we go in our dreams at WA let us continue to nurture and develop our roots and foundations as every step or minute of effort makes a difference and every step you take makes an impact. You may not see the change right away, but growth is happening. With commitment and drive to attain our goals, and with God’s help we can surely reach our dreams.

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BenjaminThe Chinese Bamboo Tree

Hardwork, Knowledge, Attitude!

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judym Premium
Such a great relevant story... inspiring. Thanks!
benzburg Premium
Thanks for the compliments and dropping by Judy.
I appreciate it.

The Best is Yet to Come,
tomtitty006 Premium
I heard this story before but I have to say i love it.
benzburg Premium
Thanks for the compliments Mark.
It is worth going back on the video and reading the Synopsis when we are experiencing some slow down in our activities that needs uplifment.

Christabelle Premium
I love the story of the Bamboo Tree! I have taken great solace in looking at nature over the years and knowing that some the most wondrous and beautiful and large creations of beauty have taken great time to attain their Picturesque Magnificence!! It always encourages me to believe that my life will yet be filled with the blessing of rich achievement!
benzburg Premium
I'm glad you luv the story Christabelle.
Similar with the how the diamond is formed wherein it took many years which comes from crystals of pure carbon that form under crushing pressures and intense heat.

Maximus Premium
This applies to everything in life as well, from growing a business to building a relationship, it all takes time, patience, determination, ambition and perseverance. If you give up, then you will never know if you could have been successful or not. Never give up and always keep going forward with your goals.
benzburg Premium
Well said Maximus!
Let us keep going. . .

Thank you,
CarlaIves Premium
Oh, I like that! Thanks for sharing!
benzburg Premium
Thanks Carla for dropping by.
I appreciate you like it.

Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!