Money Doesn't Grow on Trees But Apples Do
Growing up as children, I think we all heard the phrase "Money doesn't grow on trees" from our parents. Many times I thought my parents were only on this planet to give me money or buy me things.
When I started making my own money, I began to develop my own view of what that statement meant. I noticed that money didn't just appear in my account or wallet; and that I had be proactive, work for it, and manage it wisely.
Later on, I noticed that everyone had their own style, method and ideology of how money should be handled. Some of it was good, and some of it not so much, but one thing in particular I started to notice.
Money and trees have similarities, and if both are watered and taken care of, they will offer many benefits. So I started viewing money as an apple, or rather, an apple seed.
It doesn't produce anything until you plant it, water it, and nurture it. And only then will you be able to share the fruit, and bring enjoyment to others.
Money can not be replaced without hard work, and proper management. Same goes for an apple tree, it takes years and years to fully mature and produce good fruit.
No matter what anyone else says, you won't get rich overnight. You might get lucky from time to time, but in the end, money is a source that needs constant refilling. Patience, common sense (cents!) and endurance is what builds wealth, and a strong foundation.
Trees need the right kind of soil, sunlight and water to reach their full potential. The same can be said about money. You need the proper tools and investment vehicle to see the true value shine through.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but apples do. And if I treat my money like a seed, with care and determination, I will watch it produce a massive harvest for years to come. How do you view your money?