“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” – Proverbs 12v11.
Life has it’s natural laws. Working against any of them, can only bring misery and pain. To me, it makes perfect sense to take some time to study and understand them. The law of the harvest states:
- You have to plough the ground;
- Plant the seed;
- Water the seed;
- Reap the harvest.
The above steps look simple to me. They are not easy but simple. Simple because they are not complicated to follow, the sequence is clear. Implementing them requires discipline, focus and patience which is not easy. Remember, there are two kinds of pain in the world, the pain of discipline and that of regret. The pain of discipline happens in the moment when you do what you have to do, as difficult and painful as it may be. The pain of regret weighs heavily at the end, when you avoided the pain of discipline by not doing what you were supposed to do. These are the “could have beens; should have beens; wish I have known better, etc” When this happens, that’s when you know you messed up.
Don’t envy the harvest of the rich. Envy their planting. So, when it is time to sow, sow and when it is time to harvest, you will harvest. Obey this rule for your own good.
Every day, you have the right and wrong seeds with you. One thing for sure, if you plant the wrong ones, they won’t come out positive. Plant the right seeds and water them through repetition and continue with it even though it looks like nothing is happening, in the right time, the good plant will come out. When the good things that you have planted, by following the law of the harvest, come out, you’ll hear people saying, “you are a genius; you have green fingers; you are lucky; you are a magician; etc.” It’s all about obeying the simple law of harvest.
Here’s something important you also need to know about this law: while there may be many things in life you wish to harvest, not every seed you plant will grow, just accept that, it’s part of the equation.
Finally, like a farmer, keep expecting and believing that your due season is coming. Declare that the good you have planted in your life will manifest. Every season has an end for a harvest to begin. Embrace the process!
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773