I love this quote for two reasons:
- It shows that being proactive and taking initiative reaps rewards.
- It shows that our efforts might reap the unexpected; perhaps blessings beyond our wildest dreams.
You can stand under the tree and gaze at the fruit hoping luck is on your side and a piece will fall into your hands. Or, you can shake the tree and leave with more fruit than you could've imagined. The hard part is the work of shaking. It takes effort, it's exhausting and there's no guarantee how much fruit will fall at once. Sometimes you get your hopes up for what looks like a bunch of fruit on the verge of falling and only one piece drops. How disappointing. But who knows, perhaps that's all you could digest at the time. And a small taste of fruit is your reminder of why your efforts are so worthwhile. Rather than get discouraged, savor the taste and go right back to shaking. It's our unwavering commitment to our goals that reaps rewards.
Rock Your Powerhouse!