L E T T E R from Jac – Stay In The Long Game – The Broad Place

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L E T T E R from Jac – Stay In The Long Game

Thousands of years back there was a tall, verdant tree at a royal court in a faraway land. The tree was heavy with ripe, lush fruits, however, they were hard to pick as the tree was very tall. One day a well-travelled man came to this royal court. The king asked this traveller, “This tree’s branches are too high and we cannot reach the wonderful fruits. Can you think of a way to get at the fruits?

The traveller replied, “Although this tree is very tall, there is still a way to get at its delicious fruits.” Then without hesitation, the man took an axe and felled the tree.

I enjoy coming back to this story as a reminder for me when I can feel I am rushing a project. Am I stupidly trying to fell a tree to get at the fruits right now? Can I wait for the fruits to drop on their own and pick them up? Or can I just build a ladder?

Written with love,

Jac x

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