Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Porch Chat: Seed of an Idea
Ideas not acted upon are like seeds in a packet. Left too long without giving them what they need to grow, they turn to dust. They are nothing.
When we first see a seed, it looks nothing like the plant it will become. Ideas don't always resemble what they will actually become either.
Some seeds have to go through fire, or a cold winter, or even the digestive system of a bird before they can germinate. Ideas, too, often have to be subjected to harsh conditions before they become whatever it is they will be.
Some people give up on their seeds and assume they will never germinate because of how old they are. But they will never know for sure if the seed will germinate unless they give it what it needs to grow.
Some people also give up on ideas if much time has passed since the ideas originally came to be, and assume the ideas will never become something more than just the thought they are.
But they will never know for sure if an idea can become something, until they give it what it needs to become something more than just a thought.
No one should give up on seeds, or ideas, until they have at least tried.
If you have even the tiniest seed of an idea, don’t give up on it!