While savoring the fruits– and veggies! –of hard labor during the harvest season is a perfect time for thinking about our ability to better yield the fruits of our own labors. Every Fall, coaches, entrepreneurs and educators are given a whole new orchard of delicate sprouts to nurture into their own, unique sweet life – and, every year, we try to do it a little better.
Just as farmers plant orchards and crops very specifically; we, too, need to plan for the yield we expect to harvest next Spring. We never do get tomatoes by planting beans, whatever our intentions. So, this year, let’s make a close inspection of our own ‘back forty,’ consider what we’re putting into the ‘good earth,’ and remember that the best stuff grows a little below eyesight.
There are as many paths to success as there are inventive ideas. Every successful individual who has come before you, every effective colleague, every mentor, acts as the source of a template that you craft from their collected works.
One thing that remains constant with almost every template you can mold from experience. Just like the farmer whose trade is passed down from centuries of prior experience, successful individuals plan ahead by setting clear, measurable goals.
Now is the time to show yourself how to establish and grow a positive, goal-oriented mindset. Then, you’ll be truly ripe to blossom and succeed.
Focusing the next generation on their self-made path, as a catalyst, is at the heart of why many of us do what we do. Along every dirt road to success, keep reminding every one of those growing sprouts to craft, commit and focus on their goals, stay true to themselves, and listen to a ‘Lyfe lesson’ that says never…
“be a nickel out there looking for a dime…” -Lyfe Jennings
In other words, do not expect to reap a harvest in which you have not planned or planted for. We reap what we sow!