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Planting Seeds

January 7, 2010

As clergy of an earth-based religion, I love using metaphors derived from Nature.

We’ve all heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” But how many of us have thought about what that really means?

We will always reap what we sow, but sometimes we expect results when we don’t sow the right things. For example, if you want to grow corn, you don’t plant wheat kernels. So often, we think we are sowing the right seeds, but when we see that our results aren’t what we expected, we need to step back and take a look at what we really planted. We know the results we want. We just need to make sure we plant the right seeds. In other words, the seeds are the causes that yield the results. So, look at what you are setting into motion. Will it yield the results that you really want?

We will always reap what we sow but not always where we sow. Sometimes we receive the results of the seeds we planted from another source entirely. Stay open. You may set a plan into motion to attract a big sale from a certain company. However, you find that the company doesn’t want what you are selling, but another company is ecstatic, and buys twice as much.

How much we sow determines how much we reap. If we nurture our seeds, or in other words, our relationships, then they will grow into wonderful, healthy plants that provide for us. As we build our relationships, we are rewarded by those which we nurture.

The frequency of our sowing determines the regularity of our reaping. The more you plant and the more often you plant, the more you will yield. As we network more and more, we are more and more likely to achieve the results to which we aspire.

Where we sow determines the nature of our reaping. Be wise where you sow – where you spend your time. Evaluate your market and be sure that you are in the right market for you so that you can realize your best opportunities.

How we care for what we sow affects the quality of our reaping. This is another reminder about how important it is to develop good, strong, quality relationships with our clients. When we go in with an attitude of caring, with the intention that we are here to help our clients to succeed, then our clients will, in turn, help us to succeed.

Success isn’t an accident. It’s all based upon what seeds you plant and how you care for them.

How will you plant YOUR seeds?

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