The Art of Moving Forward When Discouraged: A Lesson in Farming
We all have a desire to reap a massive harvest. We are bombarded by abundance and feel we are simply not keeping up when we see yet another person presumably ‘winning’. If you often find yourself discouraged then these words are for you.
Success in anything requires preparation. The difficult part about this truth is that we are bombarded on social media with proclamations of either harvest or discouragement. It seems very few people take the time to proclaim that they pretty much just got bloodied, muddied & beat up in the field today but are ok. There’s not much poetry in preparing a harvest of any kind unless you have the wisdom to purposely look for it.
Consider this: Imagine the farmer who walks in the door, throws off his hat, slumps down in his chair and proclaims his day was a waste. “All I did was plow, plant & pluck weeds ALL day!”, he exclaims.
Even the person with the most minimal of farming knowledge would be able to offer this fellow some comfort. I could picture myself getting him a glass of cold water, putting my hand on his shoulder, looking in his eyes and saying, “I know you’re tired. You’ve worked hard today and deserve some rest. Don’t worry, the harvest is coming.”
And that’s what I want you to know. YOUR harvest is coming.
-Just like a farmer must plow stubborn earth that has been packed down by a combination of time and complacency, so, too, we must deal with a world that is resistant to change.
-As a farmer must deal with the painful jolt in his hands when the plow hits a stone, so we must deal with the obstacles in our business that we run into which we never even saw coming. Our plow might get a bit damaged but will you quit or move forward?
-A farmer plants seed & we must continue to do the same if we expect to see the harvest.
-A farmer cultivates his field with purpose. He waters, feeds & protects his crop from weeds. As leaders we owe it to ourselves & the harvest to do the same.
None of this is pretty but it is essential to acquiring the harvest.
Above all, leader, I encourage you to look upon your field with Thankfulness & Hope. Negativity is a poison to Faith and locks the doors of blessing. Don’t just think positive thoughts…Stand firm with the absolute conviction that YOU WILL WIN!!!
Stay the course, my friend, YOUR harvest is coming.
Posted on June 20, 2013, in Business, Faith, Leadership, Life, MLM | Network Marketing, StartEXP and tagged Business, Leadership, MLM | Network Marketing, network marketing. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.