Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Here where I live in Greenville, South Carolina, fall weather is just starting to appear. Fall is the season of harvest and that means crops are ready to be picked and stored away for winter. I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “you reap what you sow.” You’ve probably heard it on many occasions. That quote is straight from the Bible in Galatians 6:7 and continues to resonate with us today because we know that it’s true.
Unfortunately, so often it’s said in hindsight. Something goes wrong in someone else’s life and we tell people that they reaped what they sowed. Everyone nods their heads knowingly and feel relieved that the same thing didn’t happen in their own lives.
I suspect that we focus too much on the reaping and not enough on the sowing.
Let’s change that together!
Over the next week, let’s plan to sow things that will reap a benefit in the future. If you’re a parent, sow something into your kids that you will be proud of in years to come. If you have a loved one in your life, sow something into that relationship that will strengthen your bond. If you’re middle-aged, start looking after your health now so that you can remain energized in the years ahead. If you’re an employee, sow something into your career that you will benefit from in a year’s time. If you’re a leader, invest in your people and watch them grow, increasing their effectiveness and giving you a long-term benefit.
Remember: an oak-tree was once just a tiny acorn. You reap what you sow, so start sowing!
This isn’t just true in retrospect, but in the future as well. What are you going to sow this week? Let’s chat about your goals. I can shift your thinking for the better after just one conversation. Pick your day and time at deanstorercoaching.youcanbook.me I guarantee that you will walk away from our discussion with at least one idea you can start using immediately.
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