August 23, 2021

Focus On the Seeds You Plant

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Posted by Sharmarke Hujale

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1 min read

We sometimes feel defeated when we are not experiencing immediate results. We want things to happen now, and it couldn't get any slower.

If we only focus on the end product of our labors, when are we going to enjoy the journey? We favor the quick doses of the now over the long-term.

Along the way, we have met great people who have helped us and shaped us into the person we are today. But we have also met horrible people, and they serve as a lesson too in our growth.

The Scottish novelist, essayist, poet, and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson said:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

It's not about perfection—it's about patience. It will take a while before we see the fruits of our labors. You have probably heard the saying: "Rome wasn't built in a day." The author of Atomic Habits James Clear further built upon the idioms on his Twitter: "...but they were laying bricks every hour. You don't have to build everything you want today, just lay a brick. That's how you build an empire."

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