Law of the Seed:

Take a look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree, each with ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds. We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?" Nature has something to teach us here. It's telling us: "Most seeds never grow."

So if you really want to make something happen, you had better try more than once.


  • You'll attend twenty interviews to get one job.
  • You'll interview forty people to find one good employee.
  • You'll start five businesses and only one will be really successful.
  • You'll talk to fifty people to sell one house, car or idea.
  • You'll have fifteen relationships and heartbreaks to meet a person you'll spend your whole life with.
  • You might meet a hundred acquaintances to find one special friend.
  • You might have 100 studens to find a black belt.
  • You might have graded many black belts but one might become a leader.

When we understand the "Law of the Seed", we don't get so disappointed. We stop feeling like victims. Laws of nature are not things to take personally. We just need to understand them - and work with them.


Successful people fail more often. They've planted more seeds.