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  1. 1. The quest for the ultimate victory.In part one I shared with you how not knowing what youdont know, much like the "thorny" gardener,can rob you of your time, and keep you from enjoying and living the life you want.shared web hosting
  2. 2. You also learned how a seemingly accidental event can instantly change yourlife, as you experience the magic of an "ah ha" moment Do you ever findyourself saying "Why bother!" or asking "Whats the point?" I mean you put inthe time and effort only to end up with a result you dont like or worse yet, aresult you know others wont like How many projects have you left incomplete,simply because you didnt like the results? Read on and learn why thefrustration of incomplete projects doesnt have to happen In this story you willlearn that perfection often has little to do with being perfect Today I am goingto tell you about the third field of roses and how the gardener of that fieldtended to the 1000s of rose bushes in the third field Much like the "thorny"gardener, the third gardener was constantly clipping buds from the rosebushes Working from sun up to sun down it took every ounce of energy thethird gardener had to clip the 1000s of rose buds Weeds were constantly adistraction There was never enough time to tend to both the rose buds andthe weeds
  3. 3. Still, the gardener tried So, why is it that the third gardener was clipping therose buds? Unlike the "thorny" gardener the third gardener was well aware ofthe buds purpose and very much wanted the rose to bloom In fact the thirdgardener focused every waking moment on making sure the rose bloom hadevery opportunity to bloom to perfection You see the third gardener was notfocused on the thorny bush nor was the gardener inspired by the possibility ofa field filled with 1000s of colorful blooms The third gardener, the "perfect"gardener, was not focused on having a field of roses The "perfect bloom" wasthe focus of the "perfect gardener " With all of the "perfect" gardeners effort itwas still true, more often than not, that the field was filled with nothing but
  4. 4. thorny bushes, without a single bloom If the "perfect" gardener" wasntexamining a bush and clipping its buds, the gardener was tending to theweeds On many occasions you could find the "perfect" gardener digging up arose bush to make room for a new and improved rose bush
  5. 5. You see, only the best rose bush could produce the perfect bloom After allthe "perfect bloom," was the "perfect" gardeners dream To even beconsidered as a contender the bloom must have a certain shape, quality ofcolor, the right number of pedals, and that one of a kind and alluring fragranceThe "perfect bloom" started with the "perfect bud " The "perfect" gardener wasalways asking, "Could this bud produce the perfect rose? Few buds survivedbeing clipped As life would have it, in a forgotten part of the field; in an areawhere the soil was riddled with rocks and was dry more often than not, stood athorny bush This bush was different and it was not easily seen The little bushwas surrounded and nearly smothered by the many weeds Still, without theattention and care of the "perfect" gardener the rose bush in the forgotten partof the field, would grow
  6. 6. Stunted by the limits of its environment the little bush was easily missed as itcontinued to grow That is until that one special moment, that special morningwhen the bush would produce a single bloom It was a morning like everyother for the "perfect" gardener While bending over to clip a bud the morningbreeze changed direction and with the changing breeze the "perfect" gardenerwas suddenly able to notice a fragrance so perfect and sweet The fragrancewas captivating Immediately without a clip the "perfect" gardener stood insurprise As the gardener scanned the field of thorny bushes, the gardenerquickly realized, there was not a single bloom to be seen Franticly thegardener began to search the field for the source of the alluring fragrance
  7. 7. The "perfect" gardener went from corner to corner, and even zigged andzagged across the field of thorny bushes and still not a bloom was to be seenAt wits end, and the gardeners frustration peaked a break was needed Thegardener move quickly away from the field As luck would have it, once again,the morning breeze would change direction The alluring fragrance would havethe gardener change direction and eagerly begin to survey the surroundingareas of the field The anticipation of finding the source of such a fragrancewas almost to much to shared web hosting bear To the gardeners left, near apile of discarded rose bushes, and hidden amongst the weeds was a color thatseemed out of place, a color that didnt seem to belong Moving quickly to see,the morning breeze would confirm the gardener was en route to the source ofthe captivating fragrance
  8. 8. Breaking into a full stride the gardener moved toward the clump of weedsOnce the gardener was upon the clump of weeds, the rose, the "perfectbloom," was now plain to see Quickly pushing the weeds away, the gardenerkneeled to take in the magnificence of the perfect bloom As the "perfect"gardener held the perfect bloom a question came to mind; "how?" How couldsuch a perfect rose bloom be found on such a bush? In fact the rose bush wasmore like a short crooked twig with many thorns and a few leaves Standingslowly the gardener looked in disbelief It was difficult to know how a bush,which was thrown away, could survive as it did The morning had come andgone as the gardener now looked at the field of thorns The questions weremany
  9. 9. All the work, and all the time, how could this be? The gardener would spendthe next few mornings amongst the weeds enjoying the perfection of such abloom As the perfect bloom began to fade the gardener asked "what is next?"With a smile the once "perfect" gardener started tending the weeds No longerwould the gardener hurry to clip the buds, no longer would the gardener hurryto examine a bush, and no longer would the gardener discard a bush Thisseason the gardeners heart would fill with joy as the field of thorns became afield of blooms No longer would the gardener wait for such a perfect bloomThe once "perfect" gardener could now see the perfection in each of the manyblooms The perfection the gardener once tried so hard to create now waseasy to see
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