Think Like a Well
4-min read: Be a well, in a world of fountains.
Hi friends 👋🏾
Welcome to Issue 14th of Classroom-2-Boardroom. This is a 4-minute read, no more no less. 🙅🏾♀️
This week, we’re diving into one of the oldest companions of human beings- wells.
WELL. WELL. WELL.
Many people have drawn water from a well at least once. 😃
If you were like me growing up, phew! you had a serious thing with fetching water from wells. 😁
The practice of digging wells dates back thousands of years and is deeply rooted in human history; in fact, the earliest wells were just simple holes. 🤷🏾♀️
But as time went on, we developed more sophisticated well-digging techniques. ✨
Today, wells are vital for providing a reliable water channel for drinking, agriculture, and various other daily needs.
Blah blah blah…you already know all that. 💁🏾♀️
But like anything, wells are just mechanisms/ channels/ pipes/flows.
Wells enable you and me to access water- they are not the source of water. 🙅🏾♀️
But don’t discount the value of wells. 🧐
While wells may only be channels for water, they are sources of life-long lessons.
The deeper you go, the more water you get, provided you’re on the right soil.
On many levels, wells remind us of the importance of depth. 👌🏾
If you dig a 2 feet well, my friend, you’ll get 0.5 feet of water. 🤷🏾♀️
But if, all things equal, you commit to going deeper, you’ll surely get, at the very least, a bottle of water. 😃
But in a world where the destiny of social media platforms rests on the shoulders of our time, attention, and energy, we’re rewarded for scratching the surface and rubbing the layers.
Recently, we talked about going high✨.
But going high most times requires going deep. 🤌🏾
To go high, you have to go down. 💯
Similarly, the deeper you dig your well, the more water you can fill up. 😇
Water in this sense can be anything for you. Deeper can mean different things. 💁🏾♀️
For some, going deeper means spending more time alone. 😊
For others, going deeper means paying more attention to something.
Whatever deeper means for you, find it and hone it. 👑
What took a well years to produce, takes minutes to consume.
I realized this while listening to Chandler Moore.
Even though it might take a well months and years to discover and fill up its water content, it’ll only take 10 minutes or less for you to consume that water.
Most times we run to mentors and coaches for advice.
Granted, there’s nothing wrong with that. 🙅🏾♀️
But remember that what took them years of patience, learning, and persistence to fill up, takes you 10 minutes to understand. 🎯
Wells are channels. But they’re also shortcuts, valid ones. 💯
Value the wells in your life. ✨
You’re reaping the return on their long-term investments. 👌🏾
But it’s not enough to only run to your “wells” when you’re thirsty.
There’ll come a day when you have to be a well for someone and they’ll consume all the wisdom you’ve gathered over several years, in 10 minutes. 🤷🏾♀️
Wells dig inside to be useful to the outside. 🤌🏾
Wells don't just go deep; they go deep within themselves. 🎯
Many of the things outside your control come from others. Many of the things within your control come from you. ✨
Instead of focusing on the things you can’t control, think about the things you can control. 😇
Wells receive water before they can give water.👌🏾
To increase your capacity to give, you gotta be willing to increase your capacity to receive. 🙅🏾♀️
To increase your capacity for outflow, you must first be open to the inflow. 🤌🏾
Wells don’t magically fill themselves; they are receptive first before they become a source.🎯
You can’t give what you don’t have. 😐
You can’t share what you don’t know. 😁
Haves not gives not. 🙂
Be Open. Trust the universe.
Wells give water before they can receive more water.
Similarly, to increase your capacity to receive, you gotta be willing to increase your capacity to give. 👌🏾
You don’t need to ask more to have more. 🎯
At times, you just gotta give more if you want to have more. Givers never lack. 💯
A well doesn’t run dry by sharing its water; it thrives. ✨
Well, well, well. That’s it for this week on wells. 💯
Before we call it a week, remember that wells are more than just mechanisms for accessing water 💁🏾♀️; they are symbols of depth, abundance, and the cyclical nature of giving and receiving.
👉🏾Wells teach us that true fulfillment comes not from self-absorption but from extending ourselves to others. 🤌🏾
👉🏾They remind us that what took years of patient accumulation can be consumed in a matter of moments, emphasizing the delicate balance between consumption and creation. 👌🏾
I wish you well, my friend. (seriously, no pun intended) and for this week and beyond…
Be a well in a world of fountains—quiet, deep, and endlessly giving.
Until next time,
Don’t Forget to be Awesome,