Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sow Before You Reap

Sow Before You Reap

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

Reaching back to a recent blog from Tales from the Crypt where the content was about getting ‘paid’ I look out at the world and wonder how our de-facto leaders, the sports stars, the internet business wranglers, the Hollywood party goers, have in fact become the people that the next generation looks up to.

Basketball stars come out of high school to multi-million dollar contracts, the ‘coolest’ people on the planet [and I use the term loosely] are people that have never had a job [hello Paris Hilton], and anyone with a mouse can convince the ‘sheep’ that their ideas are savvy stock advice. How does it affect our young adults?

They think that they are owed a job, that being a starter on a team is a right not something that is earned, and that money basically grows on trees. Most of us, young and old, can’t see the rain from the rainbow because every day we are told the same message. You deserve it and you can have it. The media sells it and we eat it up because we want to hear that we don’t have to work for it: whatever ‘it’ is on that particular day whether money, a job, or a starting position.

Frankly it gets boring watching people think they can just wake up and dream their way to success.

The thought being sowed is just the start. Then we must all work to reap the action. Success comes from sowing that action into a habit and following through until our destiny is created.

Today we as a population are stuck on the idea that the thought is all that counts when really that thought counts for very little unless it is acted upon.

Take a stand and teach yourself and all others that ideas are cheap. Show the world someone that is willing to reap the results of a great idea by working hard and enjoying the journey that comes from there.

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