Be Patient

Problem:

Things aren’t changing fast enough for you. Your efforts seem to go unnoticed or without any impact.  The bureaucracy causes everything to take so much longer to get done or implemented.

Solution:

Be patient.  Just because the change is not occuring according to your paradigm doesn’t mean it isn’t occuring.

Have you ever watched a tree grow?  If you sat there and watched it you could get pretty frustrated.  But if you do the things that you know are necessary for it to grow, provide good soil, sunlight, and water, and wait patiently, over time, a nice large tree will appear.  And while one tree is growing, if you do that same work in multiple places, eventually you’ll have a forest.

The problem is that our paradigm or worldview is different than the corporation.  Since it is such a large entity, its perspective of time is much slower.  Just like a fly probably thinks we move really slow.  Its whole life starts and ends in a few days.  You are a fly compared to the corporation.

So don’t get discouraged when things don’t happen at the speed you’d prefer.  If you keep up your effort, keep making a difference, and keep fighting the status quo, eventually you’ll begin to notice the leaves on the tree.  You’ll have developed a reputation of someone to be sought after, a linchpin.  And the corporation will be a little different because of you.  

(pesky little fly)

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Mother nature can teach us some little things …

    Will your tree be stronger if you only have a constant and nice temperature to grow ?

    Will your tree survive if it’s alone in the field ?

    Does it need to be surrounded by other bigger trees ? other species ?

    Are they other interrelations between your tree and other elements around ?

    Reply

    • Posted by rexalma on Monday at 10:31 pm

      Good thoughts, Didier. The similarities are endless when you start to think deeply about how nature works and how it can relate to what we’re doing.

      Reply

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