The Law Of Harvesting – One Of The Most Important Lessons I Have Learned

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You reap what you sow

This sentence has a profound effect on me. I call it the Law Of Harvesting and it is one of the important laws of nature.

In order to harvest the crops, you have to plant the seeds. If you do not plant the seeds, you will not have any harvest. It is as simple as that and this theory applies to all areas of our life. If you know this theory and put it into work, you will receive your fair share of rewards.

Some People Mess It Up

What does the sentence means? It means that for the efforts you are putting in now, you will receive the rewards later. It can be putting in the effort for trying to lose weight or the 100 bucks you save every month. Things like these are the seeds that you sow now in order to reap the rewards later.

However, there are people who got this all wrong. They thought that they can reap before they sow the seeds. Some common examples would be…

  • When I earn more money, I will start to save money.
  • If they treat me better, I will treat them better.
  • I will try to eat healthier if I am slim.

These are messed up theories! It is not align with the laws of nature, or specifically, the law of harvesting.

You will only be slim if you eat healthier now. Not the other way round.

Others will treat you better and befriend you only when you treat them better first. Not the other way round.

The I-will-start-to-save-when-I-earn-more mindset is the reason of why they are broke in the first place. Their financial situation will only turn around when they start to pay themselves first (save).

If you mess up the law of harvesting and try to reap before you sow, you usually get really awful results. I used to be like that and it makes me miserable.

When I have the mindset that I will only save money after I earn enough, this mindset never fails to make my bank account goes dry. I’m speaking from my personal experience and if anyone of you has this mindset of reaping before you sow too, you will find that you will get pretty awful results and that may include your bank account.

My Hungry Bank Account

Things start to turn around after I constantly pay myself first by saving 10% of my income. I’m far away from being rich but it helps to boost my self esteem greatly when my bank account is constantly growing. By having a savings account that is only growing and not depleting, you start to function in a state of abundance.

In this state, you are operating in a more positive state of mind instead of being in a state of lack. It can boost your self-confidence enormously. Nothing sucks more like walking around worrying about your depleting bank account. How do you feel when it is near the end of the month and you are always worrying about how you will get by? It sucks!

When you are constantly in a state of abundance, you feel good and opportunities seem to be everywhere. All these positive changes will only happen if you start by applying the Law Of Harvesting; sowing before you reaps the rewards.

The World Doesn’t Owe You A Living

Nobody owes you a living. The world does not owe you a living. You do not simply get what you want because you want it. You need to work hard to get what you deserve. You start by putting the effort to sow the seeds first, work hard to grow it, be patient, and wait for your reward.

To summarize, the three steps are…

  1. Start sowing (Start taking action)
  2. Work hard to grow it. (Consistent effort)
  3. Be patient. (Never, never, never ever give up)

Miss any one of these steps and it is an incomplete recipe that will guarantee mediocre results. However, once you got the Law Of Harvesting right, I believe anything is within your reach.

I believe in our potential. The human potential to grow is limitless and I have seen people turn their life around and achieve what others think that they could not in the first place. I believe we too can achieve great results and all we need to do is to start planting the seeds for our future.

Food for thought – What is the first thing that you can do now to start planting seeds for your future? What is the one small step you can take to bring you closer to your goals? What is your true potential if you start planting the seeds now?

It will be interesting to ask yourself these questions and think hard about your answers.

I will talk with you again next time.

Vincent

Sowing Seeds For The Future


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7 Responses to “The Law Of Harvesting – One Of The Most Important Lessons I Have Learned”

  1. bonglaz says:

    cheers to all.. i believe what the article says..work smart everybody….!!!!

  2. Credit Girl says:

    Hi Javier, I like the way you put it as well. If we could only apply that to everything in life we’d probably be super successful!
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  3. Hey Vincent,

    Personally, I feel better when I start paying myself first as I know I have do a part for my future financial dream although currently I do not make a lot of money yet. From the 3 steps you stated above, I think I have to work on point number 2 to be more consistent and stay focus on one goal.

    1. Start sowing (Start taking action)
    2. Work hard to grow it. (Consistent effort)
    3. Be patient. (Never, never, never ever give up)

    Great. This post makes me think it through the importance of “You reap what you sow” theory. Thanks.

    Cheers
    Javier
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    • Vincent says:

      Hey Jav,

      Thanks for dropping by. Consistent effort is the thing that separates the high achievers from the low achievers. I’m working hard on this too.

      Cheers,
      Vincent

  4. helen says:

    Hi,many friends among me said to me, I only be good to those who treat me well. Seems they are pretty cherish of their affection. Let alone to waste a little bit on others. I am not thoughtful enough to dig deeply. I am always good to people who have a certain level of mortality I respect.
    As you have said, there is other choise apart form take baby step towards things make sense to your future.
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