“Growth and the sun have the same thing in common-they both may be slow, but the end result is a beautiful sight to see.” -Michael J. Fite
Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out why you have not progressed or grown when it comes to the things you are aspiring for and wanting to be in life. When you rush the growth, you wind up sabotaging the process and may either force things sooner than expected or kill the momentum that you had already built up. This will leave you feeling angry and mad at the world for something that you truly had control over. When you allow for the growth to take place, things will fall into place and you will see people and things come into your life when they are supposed to come.
One characteristic all people can agree on about me is that I am slow and methodical. I remembered back in 2003 when I was investing in stocks for the first time. Being that I did well in high school playing the fantasy stock market, I thought I was going to be an instant success with real money. Well…to be honest, I did not start off too good because I did not put a lot into it, I was seeing losses, and I was not patient with the process at first.
I had to step back and learn that in order to grow my portfolio, I needed to study the markets and business, put more money into it, and not overreact to the trends. I did not know how long it would take for things to turn around and grow, but I was willing to stay true to process for as long as it takes. Doing all of this took some considerable time and patience on my behalf, but I will admit that as I stand before you, I was able to apply all three and now my stock and loan portfolios are both showing profits.
Growth can happen in any area of your life as long as you are willing to trust in the process for as long as it takes. Growth will mean some pains along the way, but they will be beneficial to you because you are gaining knowledge, wisdom, and strength that can benefit you and others who come in contact with you. Let’s remember that growth does not happen when you doubt and fear any part of the process; growth happens when you have confidence and faith in the process for as long as it takes until you see the results that you desire in life.
-Michael J. Fite