Monday, 28 May 2018
TURNAROUND TIME - DELAI D'EXECUTION
I have a lime tree close to my house and I have been quite disappointed because it has grown so big but refused to produce any fruits all this while. I have been threatening to uproot it for some time but I decided to read up on the lime plant. I discovered that it took a minimum of three years to fruit and it bears fruits twice a year. I decided to hold on and give it one more chance and a few days ago, this being one of the fruiting periods, I harvested the first fruit. Now I can see some other fruits. It has redeemed itself! Many times we plan our lives without putting into consideration the turnaround time. We want immediate results to show that we are succeeding. This is mostly because we think life is a competition and we want to prove that we are better than others. As a result, we constantly change our "vision" because we cannot bear the "frustration" of the turnaround time. We would do anything to hasten the results so that we can be applauded. Life has taught me that nothing of value can be hurried. You are either ready to pay the high price of getting it right and having a lasting impact on generations or you look for shortcuts and also have fleeting impact. The level of your impact depends on the level of sacrifice you are ready to make. No matter the anger or the threats, the lime fruits can only come out when the process of their production is complete. If I had cut the tree, it would only have been reported that a lime tree once existed there, but now the fruits will be enjoyed for years to come. The way you handle the turnaround time when you allow your vision to be tried and tested before it is revealed, determines the degree of influence that you will have. No kind of true success will come out of something that is self-centered. Do have a great day!