“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.”
It’s fascinating to realize that water causes the formation of caves, canyons, and valleys. It’s a process geologist refer to as downcutting. Rivers slowly erode rocks, cutting away at them bit by bit to form canyons and valleys. Meanwhile, water slowly drips into rock layers, dissolving the rock and creating open spaces within to form caves. These natural processes take millions of years.
This quote, by Jim Watkins, reminds us to be like the water. It may not be the strongest or most powerful element on earth; however, we can never underestimate what is possible with consistency and persistence.