Today I want to talk about something which is very vital and is the difference maker between being successful and not. It’s a concept based on the realization that life is a lot like “planting apple seeds.” If you can understand this concept, then you can certainly understand life.
You see, there are four things that happen when you plant apple seeds:
# 2: You get the apple later than you planted it.
# 3: You get more apple than you planted.
# 4: You get the apple in proportion to how much apple you planted.
So let’s see how this relates to life…
#1 : You get Apple
This is to say that the results that you’re getting in your life are the results that you’ve planted seeds for. This is why you should never complain about your life. You are the one who created it. You, and you alone, are the creator of your life.
Wouldn’t it be something if you saw an artist complaining about his latest painting; blaming others for how it came out, blaming his mother, “If only she had been more talented, then I would be a better artist.”
…At some point you have to grow-up and take responsibility for your life!
You are the creator of your results, you are reaping the sweet or bitter fruits from the seeds that you have planted. If you don’t like apple, quit planting apple seeds!
# 2: You get the apple later than you planted it
In other words, it takes time to see results. I have said it a thousand times, and I’ll say it a thousand more, there are no overnight successes, so quit looking for something in exchange for nothing.
You’re not going to plant apple seeds today, and enjoy apple pie tomorrow. You work now, you get the results later. You must sow, before you can reap.
But rest assured, whatever you plant, will produce a harvest. It will take time, it won’t happen tomorrow, but it will happen.
# 3: You get more apple than you planted
What’s the lesson? Be careful what you plant, because you will receive more than you planted. This is a reminder that you shouldn’t go around planting “bad” seeds, because you’re going to reap more bad than you bargained for.
Sow good seeds, treat your neighbor as you would have them treat you, and you will surely bring in a wonderful harvest, a harvest fit for a king.
# 4: You get the apple in proportion to how much apple you planted
Planting two apple seeds will not yield the same results as planting 10,000 apple seeds. A little work equals little results; a lot of work equals lots of results.
How many seeds are you planting, are you planting enough seeds to receive the harvest that you desire?
Remember you will only receive a harvest in proportion to what you’ve sown for. So sow “big,” sow plenty, sow well, and your harvest will surely satisfy your soul with sweet fruit.