Jul 16, 2017

Digging A Hole To China

Remember when you were a child and you heard somewhere it was possible to dig a hole through the Earth all the way to China?

If you were like a lot of children you probably took your tiny plastic shovel or one of your mother's biggest spoons and headed to her flower bed to give it a try.

Problem was, plastic shovels nor spoons move dirt quickly enough so you then sought out the shovel you'd sometimes seen your parents use, in the hope of getting to China before being called inside.

But alas, even that wasn't getting you to China as quickly as you'd thought it should so you decided China might be closer if you dug somewhere else. And somewhere else, and somewhere else, somewhere after that, and somewhere else.... Well, you know, until you had dug holes all over the yard or had been stopped by some adult.

No, you would have never gotten to China, but the thing is, you probably would have dug deepest if only you had stuck with the spoon in the first spot you began digging at. It's not always about the size of the tool-- often perseverance and vision are the greatest tools you can wield.