The second year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens
The third year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens. How discouraging this becomes!
The fourth year you water it and fertilise it, and nothing happens. This is very frustating
The fifth year you continue to water and fertilise the seed and then…take note. Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree spouts and grows NINETY FEET IN SIX WEEK
Life is much akin to the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree.
It is often discouraging. We seemingly do things right, and nothing happens
But for those who do things right and are not discouraged and are persistent, things will happen.
Finally we begin to receive the rewards.
Life is also like that, we need to keep on working, with an attitude nishkama bhava