“When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear.

We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”

—Timothy Gallwey [1]

I love this excerpt because it captures my thoughts for this week’s email.

Sometimes, we make mistakes and that’s perfectly normal. What’s not right is judging our whole lives based on the mistakes we’ve made.

I love the excerpt above by Timothy Gallwey because it shares the right perspective for handling life or money mistakes. Even when we make mistakes, we should never stop seeing ourselves as work in progress and constantly moving in the direction of our dreams.

Life can be tough and set-backs can be discouraging but when you think of growth, think about the seasons when the rose plant loses all its flowers. It doesn’t stop being a rose plant.

However, you need to give each stage of your journey they care it requires. Care, in terms of getting the right knowledge, building the right skill set, nurturing discipline, and keeping yourself accountable

The rose seed never stops growing. It is constantly seeking to get to the next level. Every day it is moving forward

This week on the millennial investor series, I share my perspective on questions from subscribers like yourself. Click on the image below to learn;

1. How to break bad spending habits in a way that helps you make progress on your financial goals. There’s no need to call yourself a failure, you just need to learn how to do better.
2. When the right time to start investing is and how it affects the rest of your life
3. Does it really make sense to invest in Nigeria now, with all the bad economic performance indicators? What should I be investing in if I choose to invest in this market?

Click on the image to watch this week’s episode and don’t forget to leave your questions or comments in the comment section