Consider this: The mightiest oak was once a humble acorn. Now, think more deeply and recognize the reality: That oak is the acorn. The acorn is the oak. The mighty oak is simply an acorn at a later stage of development.
An entrepreneur can see the oak in the acorn. This is the energy and spirit of entrepreneurship. A challenge faced by many business owners, however, is overcoming the expectation that an acorn will become a majestic oak too quickly. Growth takes time.
Some things grow quickly, and fade. Some things grow slowly, but last for centuries. Think of your business as an asset that might grow slowly but will last a long time. If you are not seeing the growth you want: Be patient; keep learning; and stay focused on serving others. Your business is growing — even if you cannot see it — if you are growing personally and professionally.