Pressure so small, it can’t be measured

It’s a great relief to look to nature for simplicity. 

We can use it as a way to calm down during times of chaos and not further complicate our existing problems. 

For example, how does the flower push its way up from the ground and through the crack in the concrete? Simple. Throw slow, gradual, persistent pressure that’s so small, it can’t even be measured.

That’s the kind of thing that makes me feel like everything is going to be okay. Watching something that uses all of its divine urge and power to thrive in spite of every manner of hardship? That’s heroic. 

And if a flower can do it, so can we. 

The hard part is, whatever progress we make won’t come to us as a gift. We will have to work for every inch of growth. Ask anyone who’s been in a band or a startup for a while. 

People labor in obscurity, usually for many years, before they gain traction and receive mass appeal. Everything takes longer than we think it will. 

But the rewarding part is, regardless of the outcome, our progress can never be taken away from us. The person we blossom into along the way, that’s ours. We own that. It’s our property. Forever. 


Have you accepted that making your idea real in the world takes consistent, persistent, unglamorous application of energy toward that idea?

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Scott Ginsberg

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