The Changing Seasons of Success

Success is like Agriculture.Winter has been especially mild in Atlanta this year.  We’ve had the occasional cold days and some nights when lighting a fire in the fireplace added a cozy feeling of comfort, but for the most part the days have been unseasonably warm.

Warmer days remind me that spring is right around the corner.

Spring reminds me of agriculture – the small backyard gardens and expansive plots.

Agriculture reminds me of success.

There is quite a parallel between agriculture and reaching goals, in that procrastination is not tolerated in either pursuit.

Regardless of the extent we choose to plant, there will be a season of preparing the ground, sowing the seeds, caring for the crops and harvesting.

And regardless of the goals we pursue, there are seasons of preparation, seasons of putting our plans into action, long seasons of building upon our actions and modifying as needed, and finally a time to reap the rewards.

It’s nice to have the warmer January days, as a reminder that the seasons have a way of changing quickly. The time to move to the next set of action steps is always right around the corner.

Procrastination is not an option.

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