At the beginning of the year I was hit with the green thumb bug. I began growing tomatoes and somewhere along the line it shriveled and died.
Next on the list was avocados, seeing that it takes about 6 years to fruit, I thought why not start now. That didn't end as well either, let's say they never sprouted and I tried twice. Instead of giving up I decided to start small, get some experience and work my way up.
4-5 weeks ago I started growing tangerines. Watching them grow has been an amazing and huge learning process for me.
Here are some of the life lessons I learned:
1. Growth requires patience, patience I learned means waiting with a good attitude. AKA don't RUSH the process and be grateful, no matter how small.
2. Start now, the more time you have the more progress you can make. Remember the quote "a year from now you will wish you had started today. So why not start now knowing you will reap the fruits later.
3. Don't give up too easily even when you can't see the progress, it doesn't mean nothing is happen. Often times we are to quick to uproot our progress because it hasn't broken through the soil.
4. Trust - You can do all you know how to do consistently. Watering, placing your plant in good light and nourishing the soil but what happens after that isn't within your control. All you can do is TRUST that your actions will produce the results you desire.
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