Have you ever asked yourself…
“When will I most likely get the return of my investment?”
“Why is it taking so long to earn profit?”
Are you starting to feel frustrated because you are not seeing any immediate increase on your investment?
If you are wondering WHY…
Let’s talk about the one virtue that very few people are aware of when it comes to INVESTMENT.
That is the ability to develop – PATIENCE.
Consider, for instance, the life cycle of a Chinese Bamboo Tree. The Chinese Bamboo Tree is so unique that it will really challenge to the core whoever plants it. In the first year, you will see nothing significant. Second year, nothing. Third, it remains the same. Fourth year, still nothing! Four years after planting it, there will be no observable signs of growth. But on the fifth year, the Chinese Bamboo Tree will grow to 80 feet in six weeks. Did the Chinese Bamboo Tree only grow on the fifth year? Or, was it already growing on the first day it was planted?
When it comes to investment, the same principle applies.
ANY INVESTMENT REQUIRES PATIENCE
Can you imagine if a farmer pulled out the roots even before it reached its fifth year? He transplants it elsewhere thinking that he may have found a more fertile piece of land. Even if he does, he cannot expect it to reach its full potential in less than four years. Why? Because a Chinese Bamboo Tree, when it is finally ready, will show exponential result on its fifth year by growing as high as 80 feet.
You might make the mistake also of pulling out your investment before it even had the opportunity to grow. Investment is grown through patience by learning how to wait.
Wait for your investment to gain some leverage before you expect it to give you returns.
ANY INVESTMENT REQUIRES TIME
Just like the Chinese Bamboo Tree, it takes 5 years for it to grow.
If the farmer is not willing to wait, it will not grow into its full maturity.
I guarantee most of the successful investors out there understand how important it is to wait expectantly. It may take years just like the Chinese Bamboo Tree or even shorter, but surely, the rewards will come after developing the ability to be PATIENT.
Remember, if you will not give your investment the necessary time for it to grow, it will never grow into full maturity.
Whether you are planting a tree, or investing your money, the challenging part is WAITING for it to grow.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
Do you want to become a successful investor?
Do you have the patience to become one?
Are you willing to wait to see your investment grow into full potential?
PATIENCE is a requirement to a successful INVESTMENT.
(Chinkee Tan is a top Filipino motivational speaker, wealth and life coach whose goal is to inform, educate, motivate, and disturb. His vision is to help people become financially-literate and debt-free. For more info about Chinkee Tan, please visit his fan page at FB, Twitter and Instagram. Also follow VIBER PUBLIC CHAT GROUP search chinkee tan, and VISIONCHINKEE on You Tube for more news and encouragements.