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.
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 films 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 loves to gossip.
They inform us about who’s getting a divorce, who passed away, and what so-and-so did.
We all know that famous people are human too and go through drama just like us ordinary 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 shared 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 we have 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 could not control the elements around us.
When I heard Mr. Perry tell his story, I was in awe. I was amazed because of the process he had to go through.
Even though only his family members were his audience, Tyler Perry believed in what he was doing.
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, or anything else that could take us off course.
Everyone Has A Seed, It’s Time For Planting
Your plant will never grow unless you start the process. It begins 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 gets made when you keep the faith.
If you keep going with daily actions, even if there are days where small steps get taken, you will be surprised at what can get 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 dry spells, it’s a learning process.
We learn through our mistakes, we learn what not to do, and more importantly, 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 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 some of the reasons why people don’t continue to water their idea.
What If He Didn’t Water?
If Tyler Perry had not 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 have to 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, the ideas might not be original, however, it’s your adventure and goal.
It is your gift that you should execute.
A Seed Sprouts But Grows In Another Direction
I know there are times when an idea was going in one direction, but sometimes it takes us in a different direction.
To give you an example, if you look at people who wanted to be in professional sports, it is tough to make it at that level. It may not happen. It doesn’t mean it ends right there.
There are professional 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.
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 daily, 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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