When a person or a team sets a goal to do something extraordinary (aka your Bamboo Dream), whether that goal is to go to the moon, win a gold medal, or change an entire industry, critics, killjoys, and naysayers come out of the woodwork saying things such as: You are crazy. That will never work. Why are you wasting your time? What makes you think you are so special?
What is FUD? Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. People and organizations ruled by FUD never find success. A warrior fights for peace but the biggest, most persistent battlefield is within us.
Once you have planted your bamboo (your vision), your focus must be on the watering and nurturing. Of course everyone wants the bamboo to grow right away but it is really about the nurturing.
Here are 10 surefire ways to make sure your bamboo dries up.
I was recently asked by an attendee where you should plant your bamboo (dream). I quickly responded, “Plant it in your mind.”
Having a big dream or vision can be overwhelming at the start, but you only have to water one bucket at a time. Remember: it’s water the bamboo, not drown the bamboo.