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Hidden Personal Growth

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You've hear the expression, "I am a late bloomer". This describes people who take in a lot of information and experiences and florish later in life.

Some people resemble desert grass in springtime; they flourish overnight. Mozart composed his first symphony when he was 8 years old.

Many people require years and years of preparation before they tap their potential. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa when he was 50 years old. These types of people can be likened to the moso Chinese bamboo plant.

You can take a bamboo seed and plant it in the ground, water and nurture the seed for an entire year and only see a single sprout.

During the second, third and fourth year you care for the bamboo in the same way. You give it constant attention, watering, sunlight and maybe you even throw in some praying, but still the bamboo does not grow. You were told it might take a while to grow, so you keep believing your efforts will payoff.

It is not till sometime in the fifth year the bamboo tree will start to grow. And when it begins to grow, what happens in the next 4-6 weeks is amazing. The tiny bamboo sprout you cared for will grow as much as 3 feet in a single day till it reaches as high as 90 feet.

So what was the plant doing during this 5 year long, seemingly dormant period?

It was growing it’s roots…

Have you been growing beneath the surface, unaware of how much progress you've actually been making in your life?