If it’s taking time, it’s something big


Only a single calf is born after a 22-month of pregnancy. The weight of a newborn calf is around 150 to 350 lbs. (68 and 158 kgs), and stands about 3 feet tall. Calves grow quickly, gaining 2 to 3 lbs. every day in their first year. When the calves are 2 to 3 years old, the mother elephants wean their babies.

Now think about dogs and cats, how quickly they deliver their young ones, and how big they are. You must have realized what I want to say.

Ask yourself how you react when a common plan takes a long time? How you feel when one of your squad takes a very long time to complete a task. Do you get fed up and frustrated when you take a longer time than others to do even a simple thing? Do you think your long-term goals will get accomplished after a very long time where others have started enjoying their achievements?

It happens in every organization, some project or some people takes time to grow. Just like that mother elephant who carries the baby for 22 months with patience and care, as a leader you too need to carry the stress, burden, pressure, and weight of some special ones from your teammates, who are trying hard to become a giant in future. If you are struggling for something for a long time, don’t give up because good things take time to emerge. Big things take time, so have patience and consistency in your work. Carry your stress and handle it with care.

When the mother elephant drops her baby from her womb, the earth feels the weight. The earth comes to know, something big has come. Something huge has fallen on it. A giant has landed on the surface.

When you are taking the time or any of your teammates are taking time for something, don’t get frustrated or fed up, when you achieve your target everyone will honor you. They will know your name because you will be heavily weighted. So, don’t give up on them and on yourself too.

Struggles and hard work increase your value, so keep doing it. You are not wasting your time on failure; you are adding value to your worth. After landing late just like the calves, you will grow quickly. Unlike others, your growth rate will be very high.


This scene is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at barmanbanty@gmail.com.



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