I recently posted the following thought on Twitter:
“Some days are for planting seed. Others for harvesting. But MOST DAYS are for preparing, tending, and waiting.”
It raised quite a ruckus and a chorus of “that’s the truth!”
Anyone who has been involved in gardening or farming knows this fundamental fact.
In the spring time, there’s a mad dash to till the soil and get the seed in the ground. In just a few days or weeks, the work is over.
Then we wait. Wait for the seed to come up.
Then we wait. Wait for the crop to grow.
Then we tend the crop by eliminating weeds and applying fertilizer.
Then we wait. And we prepare the equipment. We clean up the planting implements and prepare the harvesting equipment.
Then we wait. We wait for the time to harvest.
Then another mad dash occurs at harvest time. We work like crazy to get the crops “in the shed” before weather can destroy it.
Then we wait. And we prepare the equipment again for another season. We prepare the soil for the next growing season.
The same is true for your finances and in your leadership. There will be moments where it will require the “mad dash” of effort. Then there will be moments where it will be waiting, tending, and preparing.
It’s what you do in the “then we wait” moments that dictates how well you will perform in the “mad dash” times.
Are you preparing for your next mad dash? My book, OXEN – The Key To An Abundant Harvest, is a perfect resource to prepare you for a maximized financial future.