The power of silence.
“A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with huge noise… Destruction has noise, but creation is silent. In your success remain silent as there is power in silence. Grow Silently!
A farmer discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him.
After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.
Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch.
Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.
The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.” So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn.
After a while the little boy came with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed.
The boy replied, “I did nothing but sat on the ground and listened. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”
A peaceful mind can think well than a worked up mind.
Sometimes the noise in our life is so much with no clarity on what to do. The mind seems so occupied with lots of thoughts that promotes fear, discouragement, failure and anxiety.”
A friend of mine was working in an organization. The leadership in the organization got so bad that the company almost made no profit. For six months he was not paid even a single coin. Life became more and more tough, it was getting hard to maintain a family of eleven in Nairobi city. He had to make a choice, he had to stop complaining, he had to plan ahead, he had to have a silent time to think . So he took a day or two, made a big plan in silence and today he is one of the successful people in Nairobi.
Ben Carson too had a turning point in his life. From his childhood, he was good in complaints, and failing in class but a night, a night in silence, a night of thinking and planning changed his life.
Success most often comes when we grow in silence a good plan. Learn from the power of silence today and succeed.