I enjoy getting inspired by stories from actual people’s lives. People who manage to beat the odds are just precious to me.
If you read any part of my site, I always add Plant, Water, and Believe (PWB) near the end or at the end of my articles.
I write PWB as a reminder to keep on task and also to inspire others. Some of you may get it while others may not think about it.
Where Did Plant Water And Believe Come From?
It came from Tyler Perry, I love his movies and I’ve watched all of them more than once.
I watch his movies when I want to laugh even though his movies can be dramatic as well.
Mr. Perry knows how to tie in both drama and a comedic flair ingeniously.
I’ve also mentioned his story a couple of times within my site and I thought I’d elaborate more about PWB.
I’m Not One To Go Deep Into Stars Lives
I occasionally will learn about stars, but not purposely. I guess the media sure knows how to tell us who’s getting a divorce and all that blah, blah, blah stuff.
We all know that famous people are human too and go through drama just like us normal folks.
The way I learned a bit about Tyler Perry’s personal life was through an inspirational video and not from the media.
Mr. Perry talked about how no one except his family would come to his plays.
As talented as Tyler Perry is with his creations, he still had to go through a process to build his garden.
We all have to start with our seed before our garden grows. It doesn’t have to be fame either, it’s all about an idea and putting it into action.
What Did Tyler Perry Talk About?
I will quote Tyler Perry,
When a seed is planted in the ground, all you can do is water it and believe. That is what allowed me to be in the position I’m in right now, I would not stop believing.
I’m not quoting him on this part, but he also mentioned that you cannot control the elements around us.
When I heard Mr. Perry tell his story, I was in awe. I was in awe because of the process he had to go through.
He really believed in what he was doing regardless of how many people attended his plays in the beginning stages of his career.
How many times have we had to deal with the elements around us?
It could be naysayers, negative responses, a bad break, financial issues, time, worry, stress, it could be anything that could take us off course.
Do you need a see?
Everyone Has A Seed, It’s Time For Planting
Your plant will never grow unless you start the process. It starts with the idea that you want to achieve.
I believe we all have a seed. Some of us hold on to our seed while others plant their seed. Some of us nurture our seeds and some do it for a while then let their plant go thirsty.
Daily Actions Will Lead To Growth, It’s Time To Water
You have to continue watering your seed even when you don’t see the plant sprouting.
I’m a firm believer that daily actions do lead to where you want to go. It may not be fun all the time, but victory is made when you keep the faith.
If you keep going with daily actions even if there are days where small actions were taken, you will be surprised at what can be accomplished.
There Are Times When Wells Dry Up
The elements around us we can not control,
Shit happens sometimes. It doesn’t mean you have to stop. I feel that when we hit our dry spells it’s a learning process.
We learn through our mistakes, we learn what not to do and we learn how to get out of a dry spell.
I also understand that there are moments in our lives that can take us off course.
That is normal too, but that doesn’t mean you completely give up based on an event.
If you’re really passionate about your idea, you know in your gut what to do.
Why Do People Give Up?
I know I’ve given up on projects before and I think the main reason why people give up is that it gets too hard.
They look up that steep mountain and they start to see the boundaries.
People have those negative thoughts in their mind and start to talk themselves out of their idea by rationalizing why it’s a great idea to quit.
I mean think about it, people say this all the time, it’s too much work, it’s not as easy as it seems, it cost too much money and it will never happen for me are among a few reasons why people don’t continue to water their idea.
What If He Didn’t Water?
If Tyler Perry would not have continued watering his seed, we would have missed out on some great movies and plays.
I know for myself when I want a good laugh, I watch Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, I love the scene when Madea and Helen go back to the house that Helen’s soon to be ex kicked her out of and Medea and Helen start destroying the house and the piano breaks in half.
It’s one of my favorite Tyler Perry movies.
Medea is now a household name for many of us and it wouldn’t have happened if Tyler Perry didn’t continue watering his seed.
Believing Is Key
Your ideas are valuable. You gotta believe in what you’re doing. It doesn’t even have to be a business venture, it could weight loss, remodeling your home or going after a degree.
If you think about it, each one of that idea is not original ideas, however, it’s your personal adventure and goal, your inner spirit that is going after the idea of what you want for yourself.
A Seed Sprouts But Grows In Another Direction
I know that our idea was going in one direction, but sometimes it takes us in a totally different direction.
To give you an example, if you look at people who wanted to be a baller, it can be tough to make the team and it may not happen. It doesn’t mean it ends right there.
There are coaches whether it’s college or pro who didn’t make the team but ended up winning as a COACH.
On of the most overrated thoughts out there is that if you weren’t a great player, you can’t be a great coach. It’s a big fallacy.
Sometimes when you plant your seed and as your watering your seed, it sprouts in a way you never thought of.
But in the end, it started with an idea a person had for themselves.
All In All
I took what Tyler Perry said and shorten it to Plant, Water, and Believe.
It’s amazing what faith can do when you believe in what you’re doing.
If you think about it, the seed is the idea, the water is the action you put forth on a daily basis and of course, faith is the belief to keep on keeping on, that’s what I got out of Tyler Perry’s statement.
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