Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warrant Buffett

We live in a world of instant gratification. When we act, we expect to see immediate results. We tweet, post, and send information . . . we want others to react as quickly as possible. When we send a text message, and don’t see that the recipient isn’t immediately typing a response we wonder why they aren’t getting back to us.

The greatest accomplishments take time. The foundation of our lives isn’t instant; educating a child isn’t a fast, linear growth process. Natural processes, like a tall tree, take time to develop, grow, and mature. We must fight the urge to demand instant success . . . for instant gratification is fleeting. Long lasting, deep rooted success takes time to cultivate. Do the work . . . put in the time . . . and allow the roots grow deep.

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