Another grandmother episode! I just love hearing from her about her experiences on a farm and this metaphor we can use for our own purpose.
Here are my key takeaways from the fall harvest season:
Crop rotation is key. You can’t plant the same thing over and over on the same plot of land. You can’t do the same thing over and over as it pertains to your goals, dreams and purpose – you have to explore the different facets of yourself, stretch yourself and learn more about how you tick. Time changes all things – even you.
There is no specific deadline to harvest your crop, but you don’t have forever. Even though you’ve put in the hard work to plant and grow and protect your crop from predators, you can’t leave it in the ground forever. You have to put it to use before it expires.
Just as there are threats to growth, there are threats to fully grown harvests. Practically speaking, I see aging and time as my own personal threats because I know I won’t always have the energy and youth to do many of the things I dream up as this version of myself. Another practical threat to a harvest could be physical health, available free time or financial resources to commit to exploring your purpose.
Don’t rest on your harvest (laurels). Be present to your success, but always keep an eye toward the future and use any season as success to look for clues about what you may want to do in the future.
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