“The best of treasures are not found on the surface.”- Crodamilo
Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Serendibites and their likes have to be dug many feets into the ground at specific locations before they can be found amidst soil and other unwanted materials.
Sometimes it takes months to get to the stone after which another round of diligence is required to separate and take them through the necessary processes which would make them far more beautiful than they were in their original state. It sometimes makes you think that they were picked on the surface just like that.
Little wonder we think we can get the best of life by just scratching the surface. Little wonder we keep scouring the earth for get-rich-quick schemes. We keep looking for short cuts in a bid to avoid the price of digging. At the surface, we can only get intermittent showers of treasure here today and gone tomorrow; and they are just not enough to sustain for a robust life.
Most of us are not willing to commit to a lifelong journey of discipline and perseverance. If only we knew that ANYTHING that is beautiful and long lasting will take TIME to produce and lots of it at that, perhaps our attitude will change.
The best of treasures are buried deep beneath the surface available to only those who are willing to dig deep; very deep.
Digging in this context means developing the habit of curiosity, perseverance, Persistence and discipline.
The deeper you can dig, the more treasure you’d likely come across. Digging takes time and WE MUST be willing to dig unrelentlessly. To find the best of treasures would take extremes of discipline and dedication. And when you eventually find it, you may be the only one who will see its potential because it will be unattractive at first. But if you’re discerning and can see its potential, you will know deep down that THIS IS IT!
You will require another round of effort to polish it and make it presentable. Only then would the world see it and marvel.
2014 has a lot of goodies in it available to those who are willing to dig.
Are you ready? *carries a digger and walks away*