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.

Check the Video: “THE CHINESE BAMBOO TREE”


The Chinese Bamboo Tree

Synopsis:

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.

> "Growth Takes Patience and Perseverance" <


Thank you so much for taking time to read this blog! If you found it interesting, please take a moment to "Like" it and share your comments . . . .

BenjaminThe Chinese Bamboo Tree

Hardwork, Knowledge, Attitude!



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Efa14 Premium
This Chinsese Bamboo Tree Story is more than inspiring, it gives me courage and hope not only my goals within WA community but in life as well. Mr Benzburg, I believe you are the next Zig Ziglar or the next Les Brown.

Thank you so much, Efa
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Efa!
Thanks for the complements. Just sharing some readings / experiences I've met in my journey of life.

Conceive, Believe, Achieve It!,
>>Benjamin<<
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Efa14 Premium
I like your sharing Benjamin, Les Brown once said, "If you can believe it, you can see it."
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benzburg Premium
He is a great motivational speaker!
"Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential." -Les Brown
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Efa14 Premium
absolutely!!!
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rosieM Premium
Thank you so much for this.....it was of great assistance to 're-focus'.'
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Rosie!
I'm glad the blog is helpful to you. . . .
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Papi Premium
I just wanted to add that the little bit of progress I've made is another drop of water,another step taken. I'm building my root system :)
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benzburg Premium
Yes Papi! Thanks for dropping by.
Every bit of step we make no matter how small it is could counts towards the dream. . .
Truly, building for the foundation.
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Papi Premium
Ben you have done it again! Wonderful analogies that inspire:) Thank you for sharing :))
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Papi!
I'm glad the blog can inspire us in our journey towards our dreams.
GBU!
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JAZZmom41 Premium
I love this story....Thanks Benjamin.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Eiress!
I'm glad u luv d story. You can draw strength from this story when time are rough and things seems so slow or not changing. . .

May you have the patience and perseverance in your journey.
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Thank-you. Ben have a great day!
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Terry661 Premium
How'd You Dat?! That! I can barely get my images to my computer! I'm impressed more than words can say! I know. I know. Finish the lessons. I'm on it. You are an inspiration, as well as was your story. Thank You!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Terry,
I'm glad you you find the post inspirational.
Yup! even just small steps a day could make a difference.
You can do it.

P.S.
* If you have time I invite you to read also my post "Importance of Organizing" . . . full of nuggets of wisdom. Thx.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/benzburg/blog/importance-of-organizing-e-g-table-of-contents-my-blogs-and-questions
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Terry661 Premium
Thank You. I'll do that soon : )
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todaymatters Premium
This is so true. I have tried online marketing before and eventually gave up after six months because it was consuming so much time and I was also working full time. The dream never died though and I decided to try again with WA. The knowledge I gained before has helped me in WA and with the awesome training in WA I have decided to quit my full time job and establish a business for myself. The dream still lives it is just taking a little while but I am growing in every step.
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benzburg Premium
I'm glad you found this blog Rayma! thank u.
I luv reading/re-reading and viewing the video as it is very inspirational. It keeps you on-track with your goals in life not only here at WA but offline.
Wish you great success on your dreams. Luv reading your success story soon.. . .
Enjoy the journey!
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benzburg Premium
The Awesome “Chinese Bamboo Tree Story” (Growth takes Patience and Perseverance) . . . . . personally, a very inspiring video/story.
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womanlu Premium
i love it "choose to believe that growth is happening". thats what i'm talkin bout my friend, you truly inspire me and catch the attention of my Spirit. live, laugh and love my friend and thank u. :)))))
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Cyndi . . .
I'm very glad u luv the post! Definitely we are growing both internally and externally {(;-). We just have to be focus, consistent and persistent and follow our dreams. . .
GBU. . . .
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KLewis Premium
Thanks for the information Benjamin,As we have a warehouse filled with Bamboo plants. Very nice video.Ken
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Ken!
Thanks for dropping by always. . .
I'm glad you find the blog informative and good video as well.
Bamboo got a lot of uses too :-)
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suphatp Premium
Erseverance overcomes difficulties.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Suphatp for your comment and dropping by.
Indeed, Patience and Perseverance helps us overcome difficulties.

Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!
>>Benjamin<<
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jlindsay1 Premium
So true,
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benzburg Premium
Thx jlindsay for the comment!
Wish you success here at WA. . .
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UncleBud Premium
Thanks!
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome UncleBud!
Hope you enjoyed the video and story. . . .
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Scorpio15 Premium
What a great story and I love bamboo and have learned something, thanks!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the complement!
Truly inspirational and we learn to be more patient and persevering. . .
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catladymori Premium
Inspiring! Thanks!
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome!
I'm glad you like the post. . . .
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MichelleWA Premium
Wonderful story benzburg! Thank you for sharing it with us!
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benzburg Premium
You are Welcome Michelle!
Truly Awesome and Inspirational. . . .
I'm glad you like it.

You can do It,
>>Benjamin<<
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JNorin Premium
Beautiful analogy
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benzburg Premium
Thank you Jeanette!
Your visit and comment is appreciated.
Analogy is really awesome - the growth of the Chinese Bamboo Tree vs. Our Journey at WA. . .

Wish you success,
>>benjamin<<
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WCooper Premium
Great Story, Benjamin. Very helpful for motivation.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks William!
Indeed very inspiring and motivational.
I appreciate your visit. . . .
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KLewis Premium
Great information.On the Bamboo,John.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks KLewis for your visit.
I'm glad you like the story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree.
Truly inspiring. . .
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Thanks very much!!!
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benzburg Premium
You are Welcome Phyllis.
Glad you are always here for thoughts and comments.
i appreciate it.
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TJ Books Premium
Good story. John
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benzburg Premium
Thanks John for dropping by. I appreciate it.
Truly inspirational. . .
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Cyrilg Premium
This Is so very true.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Cyrilg for your short & concise comment.
Likewise, I appreciate your visit. . .
Yes indeed, the story / video is depicting realities in life.

Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!
>>Benjamin<<
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Bill67 Premium
True but sometimes it is hard to let go of the"I want it now thing"
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Bill for always dropping by. I appreciate it. . .
While many may have the attitude of "I want it now thing", there is really "No Short Cut to Success". As the bamboo tree reach its grandeur it took time in the process. . .

Got to Have the Strong Desire to Succeed!,
>>Benjamin<<
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cubandane Premium
Thanks Ben, Lovely video, great story. It's funny, ever since I joined I instinctively knew that this was long term and no quick fix, so I went annual after the first week and it allowed me to relax about it all. I did some lessons but I also got to know all about WA in my own time. I read every blog post and came away with many gems of information and worked out what not to read and what to read. I now have a a good time saving system and there's no panic as there was when I first joined. I'm glad to read Garth's comment just below and it shows that there is no great rush to do lots of lessons in a hurry, collect followers, get a high ranking or prove anything to anyone if you don't want to. If anyone is desperate to make money quickly this really isn't the place to achieve that. Foundations here are what are really important and your blog is a good illustration of that. Thanks, Simon
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benzburg Premium
Thank you Simon for your great comment/insights!
Thanks too for visiting always. I appreciate it.
There is not much to say as you explained it well. We just have to keep moving at our own pacing (that's the beauty here at WA) without being distracted with other things (ranking, followers, money, etc.). Just keep it simple and most important is enjoy the journey as we go for the success. . .

The Best is Yet to Come,
>>Benjamin<<
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fairo Premium
Thanks Ben for the encouragement
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benzburg Premium
You are Welcome Fairo!
Thanks for visiting / commenting regularly on my blogs/queries.

Success and Blessing Be Upon You,
>>Benjamin<<
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garthjen Premium
This is so true Ben. I have been at WA 1 year and I had my first sale the other day.
I was on the verge of giving up when this happened.
I also have glimpses of knowledge that I was not aware I had, only because I keep searching.
Garth
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benzburg Premium
Congratulations Garthen for your first sale.
Thanks too for dropping by.
Though the process may be slow, we really got to be moving. Although money is the primary reason for many here at WA there are other intangibles we can have - friends, knowledge for us that we would pass to next generation, etc.

Wish you success and good health!,
Benjamin
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Pio Premium
That's a logical advice. Thanks for that Ben.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Pio for dropping by.
I appreciate it. .
Truly logical and motivational. . .

Got to Have the Strong Desire to Succeed!,
>>Benjamin<<
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msh2501 Premium
Benjamin, you again providing with beautiful posting. This is so true. The foundation of a desire or endeavor makes the difference. I saw myself in the bamboo tree.
Thank you,
Martha
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Martha! Inspired with your comment. . .
Keep visiting, sharing and helping others.
You are right - without a good foundation everything could crumble.
Without a big, strong dream and passion. . You may lack the drive to move forward.

Conceive, Believe, Achieve It!,
>>Benjamin<<
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atlanticus Premium
So true, nothing will ever work properly without a decent foundation.
Very inspirational, thank you Benjamin.
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Atlanticus!
Keep visiting by. I appreciate it.. . .
Truly, a house or a dream founded on a rock will always stand all trials and calamities of life. So, take time building your roots/foundation and enjoy the journey.

Cheers,
Benjamin
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Funmine Premium
Everyone, especially those struggling, will find this post very helpful. I did!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Ade for your comment!
Very inspiring as I could share and help even just in small ways. . .
We can do it.

Dream Big, Focus on our Goals!,
>>Benjamin<<
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ablack1958 Premium
This is a terrific post. I love the analogy. So encouraging, thank you so much Benjamin. - Anne
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Anne!
Your comments is humbling. I'm glad you got inspired and encouraged with the blog (story and video)

Faith can Move Mountains!,
>>Benjamin<<
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WillingToTry Premium
A beautiful metaphor for personal growth and very inspirational.....very encouraging indeed, thank you Benjamin!
Arthur~
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benzburg Premium
You are Welcome Arthur!
Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you like the story / video.
Keep in touch.

Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!
>>Benjamin<<
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JSmith62 Premium
Excellent Benjamin, this is a very applicable analogy for all of us here in our businesses and in our lives. It is a great post, thank you. :)
Joel
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the compliment Papillon! I'm glad you like it.
Indeed the moral of the story / video is applicable both online and offline.

Well done! Enjoy the journey . . .
>>Benjamin<<
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chadniko Premium
Extremely motivational and a great read. Thanks for sharing!
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benzburg Premium
You are Welcome Chad!
I'm glad you like the story / video. Hope it motivates you to persevere and strive harder towards your goal here at WA.
How is the weather there in Anchorage, Alaska as we have summer here in neighboring Canada?

I believe in You,
>>Benjamin<<
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chadniko Premium
It's actually really warm right now! It's almost 70 degrees actually. Though as I type this out, the clouds have started rolling in so we might be getting rain soon. What's it like in your neck of the woods?
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wilmirage Premium
Your blog about Chinese Bamboo Tree story really motivates me! Thanks for sharing. :)
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for you inspiring comment Wilton.
Glad that you can relate well and got motivated with the video /story.
Keep moving even just few steps a day towards success.

A warm welcome from your neighbor - Philippines :-)
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chelletrina Premium
Wonderful, inspiring story. Thanks for sharing. Jo
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benzburg Premium
You are welcome Jo!
Thanks for your support and comment always.
Really very inspiring story / video of patience and perseverance.

Dream Big, Focus on our Goals!,
>>Benjamin<<
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Daniel01 Premium
it is a very good story and inspiring not to give up but to take time to learn and grow in knowledge and build on your knowledge.
Thanks
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Daniel for dropping by.
You have stated the lesson of the story / video very well. . . . .
Hope you are enjoying the summer with your family.
Likewise, fellow Canadian in here from Toronto.

Cheers,
Benjamin
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KatieMac Premium
What a wonderful video, and just goes to show how we can look at things from the wrong angle. thanks for sharing
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benzburg Premium
Thanks Cathy for visiting my place and your support always. . . .
I really appreciate it. Yup! video is soothing and good to take a replay when in such situation whether in WA or outside world.

Thanks again,
Benjamin
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KatieMac Premium
yes it is.. good for those days are tough
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kopalbern Premium
What a great video!!! it is inspiring for us who are moving so slowly with our training here at WA. Sometimes, I feel that I am not moving forward...but backward. I am sure that a lot of "not so techie" members at WA can relate to this feeling. Thanks for the motivational video. This is something I needed today and everyday.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the comment Edith (my "kabayan"),
Great as the video and readings came in perfect timing. Just go on with your own pacing as that's the beauty of being at WA towards success and enjoy the journey. :-)

Kaya natin ito. Ikaw pa!
Benjamin
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kopalbern Premium
Yes! You know that saying...Slow but sure. Kakayanin natin to. Salamat for the vote of confidence. God bless, Benjamin.
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Maxiam59 Premium
awesome post I just love anything by Zig Ziggler all the best
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the comment Maxiam.
Indeed, Zig Ziglar is a great motivational speaker and is one of my top favorites.

Let us learn from them,
Benjamin
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Loes Premium
I am at the stage of rooting....
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for sharing your activity Eimhier
Rooting or building the foundation is indeed very necessary as it carries the "superstructure" of our project / website.
Got to be founded on a solid rock.

Wish you the best,
Benjamin
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josephtai Premium
Thanks for sharing. Good story!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for dropping by again Joseph.
Let us get the most out of it. . . .

Be the Best You Can,
>>Benjamin<<
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judym Premium
Such a great relevant story... inspiring. Thanks!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the compliments and dropping by Judy.
I appreciate it.

The Best is Yet to Come,
>>Benjamin<<
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tomtitty006 Premium
I heard this story before but I have to say i love it.
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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.

Cheers,
Benjamin
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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!
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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.

Thanks,
benjamin
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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.
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benzburg Premium
Well said Maximus!
Let us keep going. . .

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

Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!
>>Benjamin<<
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