Sowing & Reaping
“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”
Jean De La Fontaine
The law of sowing and reaping governs all areas of your life. You can’t expect to grow flowers or vegetables in your garden unless you first sow seed, and it’s the same in all walks of life. You sow ideas, discipline, effort and determination, and following by universal laws, you reap success. This is a simplified explanation, but it’s the way the Universe works.
In fact, the farmer doesn’t just plant his crop and then wait for the harvest, without any further effort. Each day he has to weed, water, scare off birds and take care of the seeds he has sown. This is the effort he sows into his crop. The way to achieve success in your life is the same, sowing assets each day. The small actions that you take from the moment you wake until the time you go to sleep form the sum total of the future you will experience. If you can direct and harness those actions, you increase your chances of success many-fold.
You can only work one day at a time, so it’s important to use this day productively. You only live in this moment, and can only worry about today, consciously sowing the seeds for tomorrow. Worrying about the future is a waste of time, and dilutes your efforts. You create your future by what you sow today, moment by moment.
When you string days together they become weeks, which become months and the months, years. Every day that you work at achieving your goals and improving your thinking patterns will result in the harvest you dream of as the years unfold. Don’t waste a moment. This includes time to relax and take care of your health.
Each morning, make a list of the actions that you intend to do that day. The next day make a new list starting with any uncompleted tasks, then add new actions for this day. If you work like this consistently you’ll find yourself achieving more than you ever thought possible. Each time you reach a goal you’ll feel a sense of achievement and success, spurring you on to reach for more exciting goals and dreams.