“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.”
This quote by Earl Nightingale really speaks to me.
You see, I’m not really a big believer in karma, not in the mystical sense.
Instead, I believe that you reap what you sow in a more physical sense. Just as the farmer sows the seeds of wheat he will reap in months to come, we need to sow the seeds of the success we want to reap in months or years to come.
We can’t just sit back and wait for the tides of fortune to bring us what we want. Even after we have sown the seeds of success, we need to check on them.
We need to make sure we water them. We need to keep them free of the many pests that will come to suck them dry. We need to watch over them until they are ripe and ready for reaping.
Whatever your goal, whether it is writing a book, meeting a level of fitness, or successfully running a business, you need to watch over it closely. You can’t just start something, keep doing it the same way, and hope that it will work. Because life doesn’t pay you back for being lazy.
You have to continually be checking in on your goals, always reassessing, always redirecting your course ever so slightly to keep yourself on track. And all that energy you are putting in will come back to you a thousand times over when it’s reaping time.
Just like the farmer who sowed his seeds and neglected them, the person who does not revise his goals does not know what he will get.
Just like the farmer who sowed his seeds and worked with them, the person who practices self-discipline knows exactly what they will get and can make sure to maximize it.
Because karma isn’t necessarily some magical element that will punish you for doing bad things and reward the light inside your heart.
Karma is you, other people, and a return on the time and effort you’ve invested.
What kind of seeds have you been sowing lately? Are you taking proper care of them?
Stay strong, stay positive!
Source: Positive Psychology Coaching (Ian Tuhovsky)