In Far East Asia, there is a particular type of bamboo tree that has a very interesting growth cycle.
You see, when that bamboo seed is planted in the ground, it doesn’t do anything for five years. You can’t see it grow. There are no signs of progress. It’s just underground.
During these five years it needs to be constantly watered and nurtured in order to grow even thought there are no signs of growth.
Then something amazing happens after five years: Within a span of five short weeks, that bamboo plant grows to over fifty feet tall.
Now here is the real question: Did that bamboo tree grow to 50 feet tall in five weeks or in five years? The answer is, of course, it took five years for it to grow.
Now let me ask you this: How many times as a gym owner have you been constantly putting in the work, the late nights, the weekends nurturing your business and you just haven’t seen that growth yet? And how many times have people doubted you and said, “Why don’t you just quit or get a real job?”
I know there are many gym owners that want to give up and quit after just a year of working hard and not seeing the results they want. You can’t do that. You see, success comes with consistency, and it comes with day in and day out hard work.
It’s the same for people who use the expression, “He was an overnight success.”
Little do they realize the 10 years prior that same person was struggling and not seeing progress. But they didn’t quit and they kept putting in their time knowing their big break was coming. People around you may not see growth. Heck, you may not see it either, but keep at it. One day all that hard work and consistency is going to click and your growth is going to skyrocket, just like the growth of that bamboo tree.
Keep pushing and keep being consistent, because your breakthrough in your business is on its way.