“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. “- Hal Borland
If you read attentively the above quote, you will learn a lot about patience and persistence, and with a little deeper thinking, you will see their importance in your life.
Trees need time to grow, and therefore, they symbolize patience.
It is the same with you. You need time to achieve goals, especially big goals, and this requires patience. If you are too impatient, desiring to have immediate results, you might be disappointed and quit your goal.
You have to study, improve yourself, change your mindset, and work toward your goal. You have to water your goal with ambition, motivation and effort, so that it will come true, just as you need to water a tree.
Most trees need years to grow and become big trees. Big goals also need time, and you therefore, need patience, just like a tree.
If you don’t possess enough patience, you need to develop it. It is a skill that can be developed like any other skill.