No 3 without 1 and 2

construction photoA man saw a magnificent building with 3 floors and particularly liked the design and the appearance of the third floor. He therefore contacted the constructor and asked him to build the third floor on his land. The constructor however explained that it was not possible because the first and second floors were the basis for the third floor.

Another man realized that he would always satisfy his hunger after the third piece of bread. So he thought: why do I not eat the third piece of bread directly?

These two men have not understood that there is no 3 without 1 and 2. For an event to occur, some basis must exist. Therefore, when we do not see the result immediately, we should have patience  and believe that the end product will come after the foundations of it have been laid.