In life we have to plant seeds and we can’t just rely on one type of seed. It’s not enough to simply plant the seed and walk away, we also have to cultivate the seeds – add water, provide sunlight and protect the seed from pests that may ruin the crop.
When we water our seeds we give time, energy and attention to them. Perhaps we have a project and we need to have meetings or do some research and write some things up. That is how we water and provide sunlight for our seeds.
There are pests that we have to protect our seeds from. These pests can be other people, or they can even be ourselves. Procrastination is one of the worst pests that will ruin your crops. It will cause you to neglect your project and not nurture it. Neglect will instantly kill your seed.
Another pest is the ego. We have to realize that we can’t do everything by ourselves and the things that we can do on our own, there may be someone who does it better or who may be able to serve in a supportive role – allowing you to delegate the task to give you more time to work on other things.
Finally – there are other people who may come to destroy your crop. Some intentionally and some unintentionally. There are some people who are so pessimistic or so skeptical, that they may discourage your creativity or distract you from your mission. Before you know it, your passion or your motivation is gone ultimately killing your crop. And then, there are those who will intentionally ruin your crop. People who are so full of self-hatred or insecurity, that they radiate negativity. Keep those people away from your crop by not sharing your dreams with them or deal with them from a distance.
Everyday when I wake up, I ask myself what seed am I watering today? I’ve planted so many in my life’s garden that it’s time to bring more into harvest. Some of the best seeds that I’ve planted were in education. When I earned my Bachelor’s Degree I was able to then start my career as an educator, and when it comes to instruction and curriculum I am now a master. Another seed that I planted was my marriage. The harvest has allowed me to grow as a person and it has added so much happiness to my life. I have a life partner and when we combine our energy and our resources and our passion – amazing things happen.
What seeds have you planted and when do you believe you will see the harvest? What are you doing to nurture the seeds you’ve planted?