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“Are your “seeds” producing the desired “fruit”

I have to say, I am quite pleased that I am still able to pick fresh fruit and vegetables out of our garden. With that in mind, I got to thinking about the question, “Are your “seeds” producing the desired “fruit?”

You’ve probably heard the term, “You reap what you sow.” Let’s face it, if you plant tomato seeds you aren’t going to pick apples from those plants. BUT the type of tomatoes you grow absolutely depends on the seed, and the quality of the tomatoes depend on how you care for the seed as it grows into a plant.

Now let look at the “seed” as a project, dream, or goal you are working on.

First you had to decide what type of “seed” you wanted to grow. Then you planted the seed to start it growing. Some people are natural gardeners and can plant the seed, walk away and it just grows on its own. Most of us have to work with it to get the desired results.

You’ll need to spend time working on your garden (project, dream, or goal). It will need …
• water and sunshine (daily tending)
• weeding (getting rid of the unnecessary time wasters)
• fertilizing (an extra effort every now and then)
• pruning (cutting out the things that aren’t working, so the ones that are can grow better)
• repotting (as you project, dream, or goal grow, it can grow bigger or be reproduced)
• harvesting (experience the success of your project, dream, or goal)
• enjoyment (bask in the “fruit” of your labors and share it with others)

Sometimes the plant just doesn’t produce as well as you had hoped. That’s okay, learn from what didn’t work and start again with some new methods that could work.

Happy harvesting!

*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*

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