‘You reap what you sow’…..popular quote
Having grown up partly in an urban setting and partly in a rural setting, I achieved and observed the skills of farming. There would be the tilling of the fields, often after the first rains, then the planting of the seeds, followed by an expectation of more rain for the first shootings of the seedlings. The next steps would require, attention, more rain, some weed protection and of course eventually a harvesting time.
The amount of the harvest was always an interesting result. With many factors affecting, weather, seasons, labour, and ofcouse maintenance of the crop that was planted.
Had the ground not been tilled, there would have been nowhere to plant/sow, had the rain not fallen, seedlings would struggle to shoot up. Farmers in those areas and parts of the world, did not have world class, sophisticated farming equipment. They relied on little or none knowledge of detailed weather forecast, or own any supplementary equipment for farming, e.g irrigation pipes for the fields in times of drought. But what mattered the most is the envisioning of the harvest.
Every farmer planted with hope, for a harvest, a bumper harvest. Some areas held competitions of the most harvested fields and this was motivational at its best.
In today’s life, I watch my time, and wonder how am I planting, what am i investing in? We are a product of our interests, what we sow in season has a harvest coming. What we invest, tend and entertain has a season of reaping. A shortcut in the process of progress would mean damaging to all your work and harm to your intended results/harvest. Once you have prepared for and planted for a great result (bumper harvest) you do not leave your investment/plants exposed to would be devours.
Everyday, we leave our harvest open to devours, by not protecting our sowing. Your sowing will result in some sort of harvest. Whether good or bad, worth mentioning or not. Success and failure are broadcasted always, for different reasons and your efforts, or lack of will somehow find its way attached to your name. Because your life is a harvest of the many seeds you have sown and you will sow.
Your talents, your abilities, interests, ideas are your seeds for the harvest that is the result of these combined.
Your weaknesses, can act against your intended results, therefore keep these in check always and aim at improving yourself, in skill, act and planning.
It is up to you to reap great rewards or be the one who remains at the start of the cycle. With your seeds in your hands and no progress in terms of
- tilling the ground
- planting of seed
- upkeep and care of seed
- protection of seed
No steps can be skipped in achieving a great harvest from all that you plant in life.
Keep planting and maintain your harvest goals (promoting your goals and working on your weaknesses).
Where you aim to be is a result of the seed/idea you have, how you nurture it ,how much time and attention given to your sowing. Eventually your harvest season expectations will be fulfilled.