Sowing Or Harvesting?

Sowing with a view to Harvesting
Sowing with a view to Harvesting

Is summer peeping already where you are? Or maybe winter is just beginning if you in the Southern Hemisphere. Where I am, it is summer all year long. Not the best time to plan and sow, yet that’s how I would start my day – by planting and sowig.

How do you plan your day? Most will start with a “To-Do” or what I call a “Must-Do” list. It usually outlines what needs to get done before you wrap up for the day.

It’s about planting the seeds of creation and establishing a presence that makes a difference. It’s about cultivating and nurturing relationships, learning new skills as well as honing in and expanding on existing expertise.

If that sounds like hard work then you’ve got the picture right. Let no one tells you differently. There are no magic bullets that will allow you to sit back and relax in the sun while the money falls off trees.  Much much work has gone into that venture before any money start falling off the tree.

At the end of the day, I would review what I have done and what is outstanding. There are sometimes “whirl wind kind of productive days” while other days are pretty much “waste of time, waiting for red taps around inefficient systems”.

Whatever the case Robert Louis Stevenson says, ‘Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.’

As long as you have put in the effort, that is a good day.

We can control how much or how frequently we sow and how we nurture the plants, but we cannot control the weather nor the harvest. Not that you do not look forward to a fruitful harvest, but when you focus on sowing and nurturing, the harvest will come naturally. But if you only want to harvest then you are going to be disappointed no matter what strategy or tool you use. So go easy and keep sowing.

Jim Rohm reminds us that, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”  Some pain bear fruits of joy and freedom while others bear fruits that are dry and tasteless. Which one will you choose?

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