I was recently touched by a true story of a young man who lived a simple life. He was unemployed and not well educated. His passion for growing plants made him famous, earning him the nickname ‘Green Fingers’. One day, he got the idea of planting all the seeds he could find in tins filled with soil. From then onwards, he watered and tended his plants daily.
It was not too
long before he produced a variety of healthy and strong vegetables, fruit trees,
popular indigenous trees, and shrubs. Word went out and before long, a nursery
owner arrived on his doorstep, asking if what he heard about his success was
true. The end of the story was a sealed partnership between the producer who
became supplier and the nursery owner who ensured a good ongoing income that
could provide for the young man’s needs.
significant about the story is that this young man learnt to know himself. How
well do you know yourself?
- What do you enjoy doing?
- When would you consider
- Are you reading/learning more
about your field of interest?
- Are you a leader or a follower?
- Can you work well as part of a
- Can you express your own
opinion on an issue?
- Can you differ from someone
else without taking or giving offense?
- Are you able to learn from your
own and other people’s past mistakes?
If you are
uncertain about any of the above, maybe we could tell you where to find help
Seven Habits of highly effective people by Steven Covey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFc08j9eorQ
I salute this young
man for his passion and his courage to pursue that one thing that he
knew he was good at: his love for plants
that gave him focus for life.
One of the
greatest gifts you can give yourself is doing more of what makes you happy. When
you start to take ownership of your life and only settling for doing the best
you can, the rest will follow. People tend to notice when greatness shows up – so
be that person that gets noticed; you never know who is watching and what
opportunities may come from it.
your past, you are now building your own future. Stop saying the world needs to
change and instead find a change in yourself and start impacting the lives of
others in the best way possible. Stop waiting and take action, be in the arena
as a player and not next to the arena as a critic.
inspiration from the words of Theodore Rooseveld:
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short
again and again,
because there is no effort without error and
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails
while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold
timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”.
If you are ready
to become the change, and ready to join us to Purposely Ignite HOPE and impact the lives of others in the best way
possible, contact us. Stop waiting and
take action, be in the arena as a player and not next to the arena as a critic.