This is important before we go on with today's blog article - if you haven't listened to (via the podcast - see links below) or read the topic from yesterday, please take a couple of minutes to do so.
Really. Go ahead. I'll be here when you get back
Done? Good. Why was that important? Because today's topic is a direct "spin off" of what I discussed yesterday. So, now that we are all caught up, let's get started, shall we?
In discussing mindset (positive vs. negative) it definitely IS very important as to which "seed" we "plant". Again, if you haven't read the last article this likely makes no sense to you. However, for the rest of you, let's continue.
Also, as was discussed, it is VERY important for us to nourish or "feed" that seed as it begins it's growth. Without that, there will not be any growth.
Do these things and you will have your harvest, your crop, your bounty. You reap what you sow.
Now then, here are a few points I want to bring out that can change this whole equation in different ways even though you have the right seed.
MAIN POINT: The best seed does not guarantee results.
What? I thought if I planted the right "seed" then I was going to "sow" the right thing. You said that I would reap what I sowed or planted, didn't you?
Sure I did. However think about this for a moment:
A. If you never plant that seed what will happen? See what I mean? You can buy the very best seed available, set it on the shelf, never take it out of the packaging and you will not have a harvest. Now, I know that sounds silly but how many people (maybe even you?) buy programs, systems and products but never do anything with them? Listen to the podcast about the man that had bought program after program and was actually turned down by the man who produced the products when the guy wanted to buy the current program available.
B. You can plant the best seed in the best potting soil available anywhere on the face of this planet but, if you don't feed and nourish (water) that seed it will not grow. Period.
C. Even if you do all of this right and you end up with what you planted, the work is not done. The example I use in the podcast is that of a beautiful flower. Look at the picture on the package of seeds. Isn't it pretty? And, look, you planted that seed, nourished and fed it and took care of it as it grew. And now, look at it - it's just like the picture on the package. IT'S BEAUTIFUL! However, if you walk away thinking the work is done and you stop watering and feeding that flower, it will die. After all of the work that you have put into this effort, it will still die if not continually fed. The work is not done - DO NOT FORGET THAT!
ANOTHER MAIN POINT: What you feed your seed and how you feed your seed - or even the fruit of your labor - matters!
So, you realize that you must continue to feed your plant, fruit, vegetable....whatever it is that you planted and nourished. You can't just walk away.
Now think about this as well: If you start using insecticide instead of water, what will happen? What if you use gasoline instead of water? How about using anti-freeze instead of water?
Simple. IT WILL DIE.
Sure, you got the right seed. You planted the seed in good soil and you took care of it, carefully nourishing it along the way until it became what it was intended to become.
However, if you are not careful, you can kill it no matter how much money you spent in the process or how much time you put into the task. You can NOT get careless and not pay attention to what you are doing!
Get the point?
You can pour every dime you have into a product or program and it will not guarantee success.
You can put the work into putting this program or product into action but, without continued "nourishment" or feeding, that effort will die. "Planting" does not guarantee success.
You can do it all right and bring your effort to fruition and create a situation beyond your wildest dreams. Wow, just step back and look at it! Success? Perhaps. However, if you walk away because you have "arrived" and you don't continue to "feed" this effort, it will die in spite of your efforts. That's right, success does not guarantee continued success.
Now do you get the point? If you know anything about plants then you know that there is no such thing as just walking away. You understand that it is a continual process to keep this plant healthy and alive.
The closest thing to a guarantee with success is your decision to never, ever give up and/or quit on your goals and dreams. You can never stop and you can never walk away.
Not if you want that "bumper crop" of whatever it is that you have planted.
How long will this last? Is it worth the effort?
That's something that can only be answered by you but, in the next article I will be discussing how, even in the plant world, we can see continued results from your current efforts.
Be sure to join me for that and, until then, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
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