Frustrated with Equity because you may have invested in a Bamboo ? Someone’s gaining more than you ? Thinking of Quitting ? Read on……..
One day I decided to quit… quit everything…. even my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.” He said.
“Years three and four, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit even then on bamboo.”
“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.” He said to me.
“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?”
“If I would not quit on the bamboo, how will I ever quit on you?”
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo didn’t with fern. And so together, they both make the forest beautiful.”
“Your time will come”, God said to me. “You too will rise high”.
The idea to quit never crossed my mind again right through my long life.
Remember Bharti Airtel ? Few were interested in Investing in it at Rs 25 years ago,because most failed to gauge the Opportunity and Scalability in the Telecom Sector…rewind even further back to the early 1990s..Infosys..How many Invested at Rs 100 ?…These Bamboo simply accelerated in growth after the initial seeding years… making many Investors Millionaires and even Billionaires….ICSA,Matrix Labs,Mercator Lines have all been great multibaggers …They were Bamboo Seeds in 2003 and 2004
With India on a healthy Growth Track for years to come,believe me,there are several Bamboo Seeds out there to Invest in…They will be significant wealth creators in the next three to five years
So remain Invested in Equity…..Select well…..think Long Term……Plant some Bamboo !…..have the Conviction……the Patience…..and the Temperament…and you will become Wealthy through Equity…and for God sake stop comparing with others !