Giving chances

If you understand the nature of the plant, given that you have provided it with what it needs to thrive, give it that chance to find its stem and grow...

I did some cleaning in the garden recently. Repotted quite a few plants to extend whatever life they have left. Knowing that some of these plants grow by just sticking a branch into the soil, I told myself to just give life a chance and allow it to take its time. Some need just the right sun exposure and water. Indeed, patience paid off.

Similarly, in an organization, community or family – if you believe in the best traits and character of that member exist within him/her, provide them with the right tool, skills and guidance so that they may find a way to externalize those qualities that make them the best in what they do.