Today, I was a bit inspired by a guest post on Modest Money called Little Acorns can Grow into Giant Oaks.
I agree with the idea of persistence in investing, but I would apply it even more generally to life as a whole. I’ve never thought of it in the context of oaks, but I always think of the work I do as planting seeds. In any type of workplace, there are “big kill” people, the sales people or marketers who work to make massive deals happen, similar to hunters stalking and killing a giant animal for food. Then, there are people who build systems and processes… they plant seeds.
Thought for the Day of Work
Planting seeds is less glamorous, and it can require a LOT of patience, but it it leads to more reliable results. It’s a strategy that doesn’t depend on a single person.
So, try to plant more seeds and go on fewer hunts. While a windfall of money, a surprise sale, or some other “big kill” can certainly be exciting, it is the patient and persistent planting of seeds that makes fundamental changes in your world.
What can you do in your life to take out the risk and start setting yourself up for victories of patience and persistence?