Its hard to quantify or explain what makes some people successful. In fact if you ASK some of the most successful people out there they’ll have no idea. They’ll answer you all right (oh I’m rich because I drink two eggs every morning or I’m so good with my kids because I always pay my taxes on time). Kidding what they’ll probably say is some combination of determination, resilience, a clear vision and support from those they care about. But what got them to where they had those things and do you need them to be successful? What is success when everyone wants different things? I’m going to tell you a little metaphor about seeds which I think should help answer those questions.
Plant Seeds Every Day
When a tree reproduces it lets loose hundreds of seeds. Ditto for flowers. They do this because they know most seeds won’t survive to flourish. Some factor such as overhead light conditions, nutrients in the soil, available water won’t be in place and they’ll die. Now think of a seed as being an idea, a kind gesture or thought, or something else positive for you and others. I believe the most successful people got to where they are because they planted the most seeds.
You see if every day you try and plant as many seeds as possible. you try to do some nice things, to meet some new people, to work on something you care about, or consume media (books preferably) about topics you find fascinating you can’t help but be successful. By following you’re innermost inclinations fully and helping those around you. You’ll naturally know what you want from life and you’ll have the goodwill of people who can help you achieve it.
They Planted More Seeds Than Everyone Else
Planting seeds isn’t always but its something you have to do. The most successful people around you are the ones who planted the most seeds. They made the most connections and generated the most passion. Its not only that though, if you’re reading this you’re probably in a relatively affluent country.
Thats like being in the Amazon rainforest for seeds. Theres so much opportunity to flourish that you just have to take it. Take it by working your ass off, and never letting your dreams die because they seem unrealistic at that time. Things change, so do people and you need to accommodate that but stay true to yourself.
You can be strategic with your seeds to, look for where they can get the most nourishment and sunlight (exposure) so they have the best chance of flourishing. Give them the support they need to grow and if a seed isn’t doing well don’t be afraid to let it go and out your resources (like time or money) somewhere more effective.
Plant 10 Seeds a Day and Watch the Magic
So go out there and plant some seeds today. At least 10 every day. Trust me, if you plant 10 seeds daily for the next year (over 3500 “seeds”) your life will be drastically different than it is today.
Plant a seed right now by sharing this article with your network so they can learn how to plant seeds to, or share your opinion of it with an insightful comment.
If you want to read further theres a children books called “If You Plant a Seed” which is loosely related to this topic (but for kids). Pick that up here.
As always thanks for reading and for planting a seed here with Grasping Triumph.