Bamboo shoots grow by only three centimeters within four years.
From the fifth year, they will increase like hell by 30 centimenters a day, so within six weeks they will reach to as tall as 15 meters.
In fact, in the first four years, their roots have extended as widely as several hundred of square meters under the ground.
That is the way we should conduct ourselves in doing our jobs.
Never worry about when will you get paid off for what you are doing now, for you are now taking root like bamboos.
A successful life necessitates well preparedness; how many people just couldn't endure the long wait of that three centimeters!
What does value really mean?
A flute and a pole for drying clothes are all made of bamboos.
The pole ask the flute with grudging tone, "we are from the same bamboo grove, why should I be a worthless airer, exposed to sun and rain everyday; while you are so valuable?"
The flute answered, "because you just received one cut before becoming what you are now, but I had to receive the terrible ordeal I'd been through by countless times of cuting and carving with the precision of sculptors."
The the pole was left speechless.....
Same to life. A valuable life must be the one that is able to bear torture, endure loneliness, shoulder responsibilities, and undertake tasks!
Don't be jealous of others' success, for they must have given much more effort than you have.