The length of your life can be compared to the four seasons. Spring represents your birth and the rest of the seasons describe the various ages throughout your life. Winter is the golden years of your life and the circumstances you are in or will be in during this time of your life will depend upon what you do in the other seasons. Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn
The seasons are also related to a one year span and what you do in each of the seasons will impact the following season. Jim relates that to business and life in general.
Spring is the season for activity and opportunity. It is the season for entering the fertile fields of life with seed, commitment, knowledge and a determined effort. It is not a time to spend time pondering past accomplishments or failures. Spring come ever so briefly so we cannot allow ourselves to be lulled into inactivity by being mesmerized by the beauty. Spring is the time for us to enrol into classes or move to another area or change our occupation. Time to clear the field of rocks and other obstacles, which are the negative opinions and comments of others. Jim has much to say about the negativity brought by others and recommends separating ourselves from those that carry them. Spring is the time to sow seeds abundantly, protect them and care for them. In business, spring is the time to plant seeds.
The spring season does not care if you sit idle and do not take advantage of the opportunity. Spring will continue to carry on and then be gone. What you do not do in the spring will affect the seasons to follow.
Summer is the time of constant effort, just as the seed pushes upward to reach above the soil to the sunlight and fresh air, so we must be in business and life. To move forward there must be constant effort because there will be challenges that might discourage the undeserving and weak. When you overcome one challenge another will appear for life is designed to be a story of achievement not the lack of challenges. “For without adversity achievement could not exist.”
Summer is the time to protect against negativity, grow and gain strength. “Develop an awareness of the fact that all good will be attacked. It is nature’s way of qualifying those who are worthy and those who are not.”
If you have planted abundantly in the spring the fall can be a season of great reward. It is in the fall that you will discover how long or short the winter will be. It is this season that will tell us if we had done what was required or did we just think and say we were busy. For those who just watched spring go by without preparing, fall will be a time of great regret, turmoil and anxiety. Fall is the season of judgement for you will know whether the crop is bountiful or if it is lacking. There can be no blame given towards the seed, soil or weather. The planter picked the soil and the seed so it is the planter who alone bears the accountability of either the success or the failure. “In all areas of the human existence, be aware that what we put into this world, we get back from it.” The difference between a small apartment and a mansion is like and average effort put forth in the spring compared to a massive effort.
Winter, like spring, can make a brief appearance in any other season. Even in the warm seasons winter can threaten the crop of our efforts. It will be how we respond to the crisis, whether we can minimize the devastation or not. Winter an also appear during the fall and render the crop useless or of very little value. Winter will always come bringing the cold winds but also in life and business bringing with it disappointment, tragedy and setbacks. Winter will find us in one of two states, we are prepared or we are not. For those that are prepared it can be another season of opportunity. A time for reading, planning and gaining strength. A time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, to share with friends and family. “Winter is a time for being grateful as well thankful for what we have and can yet achieve.
For those who are not prepared winter will be a time of regret. Having lacked the discipline needed to prepare in the spring the winter will be a time of horror and uncertainty. Winter touches our lives, tests us and can be a season of lost opportunity.
For those who are surrounded by winter let it not affect the arrival of spring.
If we live lacking the basics it is because we have missed a spring somewhere along the way.
Winter is a time for planning for the spring and not pondering the failures of the past. A time to re-evaluate both purpose and procedure, time to find new ways to solve problems.
Winter is a time to realize that spring is coming, a new year with new opportunities. A time to begin the New Year or start over building a new life. Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn.
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“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn