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Six Steps to Harvesting Success

Six Steps to Harvesting Success
Some things should be obvious by now that success is a harvest or reward of something done or planted, however this is not the case as most people still grapple with the idea of where success comes from.

By now everyone knows that life comes in cycles; weeks have seasons, hours have moments and minutes literally can be a season on their own whilst a second can be a season that defines a person’s entire life. Everything around us has a season no matter what it is, whether mechanical or biological it all has different seasons and the same applies for success. In a day you have twenty-four hours in which these are divided into night and day, which means between the two seasons of night and day in one of them there must be sowing and in the other there must be harvesting. In the day season there are roughly twelve hours for arguments sake and in these twelve hours are four seasons, early morning light, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late afternoon. In these four seasons are different things that can be done and must be done. The same can be said of the week in which there are seven days for which each day is a season. In a month there are four weeks which are seasons to themselves, whilst in a year there are twelve months which in their right are also seasons. Over the years in one’s life a person may realize that there were seasons in their lives, there was a season to of infancy, teenage hood, and adult hood. In these seasons of life there are other seasons as well such as a season of careers, a season of marriage, a season of children, a season of great achievements and so forth. Now, the reason why we fail to be successful is that we have no idea which seasons we are in and hence have no idea how to use them.

Where People Go Wrong
Before defining the six steps to harvesting success it is necessary to understand where people go wrong in looking for success. A simple example is to track someone after they have just finished university and are in their first job. Whilst in university most people fail to understand that university is a season for defining the path their lives will take and not just the studying to qualify for a job. University is just a social place to meet and make connections for the future whilst making plans for the future harvest. When a person finds a job they fail to realize that they have entered a cycle of seasons related to work. Careers are a monthly cycle with four seasons whose only reward is a salary. The only thing you can plant in careers is work and the only result is salary, this is all that you will harvest. There is nothing else you can get out of work except the salary so you should not bother planting anything else because the only product of work is salary. Now most people get confused and think career will eventually mean being wealthy for a long time. In order to make a million dollars your salary must either be a million dollars or you must plant something else to make the million dollars. The reason why people then look for mortgages or housing loans to buy houses is because they have realized that a salary does not buy house and neither does working very hard in your career. In order to get houses, cars and any other capital assets one has to plant something else which is not a career but instead must plant salary or any other income which can generate capital amounts.

When a person is in the season of careers there is need to identify what one can really get out of the career which is salary. Now in order to move ahead in life a person needs to identify how they can use the career to become a seed for a different process and success. Some can use career as a university where they make connections with other business people, whilst some can use careers to travel abroad, whilst some people can use careers as a seed to learn business. If a person is only using their career to earn a salary then they should forget about success beyond the value of the salary. Your salary can only earn you so much. Investments, loans, mortgages, business networking, are all just examples of what you can use your career as a seed to get ahead in life. If a person stays in their job for more than two years and never uses the salary to plant for something else then that person is stagnant in life or is actually earning million dollars per month.

Step One-Recognizing the Need for Seasons
In order to be successful a person must divide their life into seasons and the easiest is the year. This means that a year one must have at least four seasons. In one season you must be planting, in the other you must be tending to the crop, in the next season you must pruning your crop and in the last season you must be harvesting. Planning happens before the year starts and cannot be part of the year. If a person’s year is not like that then success is hard to come by. In any time of the year one must be in one of these seasons. You may be expecting a harvest after three years but within these three years you must be in one of these four seasons. At any point in time you must be working on something otherwise you cannot harvest success. Most people will make resolutions at the beginning of the year and say this year they plan to build a house. It is good to state the vision but the vision means nothing if it has no seasons for implementation. Down the line the whole plan gets confused as the person cannot seem to get things together simply because there was no season identified.

As each season is measurable one must be able to have results at the end of the season which can be seen and measured. Each season must have a target; for example a person can say they tend to save five thousand dollars, by the end of that season they must be able to measure how much they have saved. If the goals are not measurable then they are useless goals. If the goals have no season then they are a waste of precious time. The truly wise person knows that there is a season for everything and if a person is not in some form of season then that person is in shambles. Daily one must look at themselves and remind themselves what season they are in. some people are just living life not knowing whether they are coming or going. Their lives are just lives of paying expenses, going to work and paying for electricity, school fees, water, eating, drinking, buying clothes, hanging out, watching TV, attending parties, complaining, crying, sitting, and just being stagnant.

It’s easy to sit and cry about the world and how it is unfair after all ninety-five percent of the world is complaining. The world is indeed unfair and evil but people need to be smart about it and structure their seasons otherwise one will get stuck in unending monthly cycles or biological cycles in which the only product is death. The only thing that has one season in life is failure. Failure has no defined seasons; it just goes on and on. It lives from one day to the next with no regard on what needs to be done next. Failure waits and watches, hoping a season of success will come yet seasons are made and just do not come. Success belongs to the person who knows how to create the times and hence the season for success.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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