What Are You Planting?
I recently did a Facebook live that I wanted to share with you. However, I’m not sure how to do that so I’m going to tell you about it.
I love fall. I love the sound, the smell, the nip in the air. The other day I was walking thorough the dry leaves on the side of the path because I love the way they crunch beneath my feet and the smell they release when that happens.
The earthy smell brought up spring. Which lead to thinking of planting a garden. Which lead to my mentoring topic for today. What are you planting?
I know it’s December and you’re not thinking of planting. However, you are planting seeds every day. The thoughts you have are like seeds you plant in the fertile field of your mind. Every thought you have is a seed. The tend that seed by continuing to think about it.
Just like you need to water, weed, and care for the seed of corn you planted in your garden last year, you need to take care of your mind.
“Well, how do I do that, Jeanie?”
I’m so glad you asked. ?
You water your dream seeds by thinking about your dream. Make it a movie; add bright colors, wonderful sounds, even smells. It’s your movie make it the way you want. Do that daily every morning and night.
Pull out the weeds that will try to choke out your tender dream seed. Tame the Bully Between Your Ears and in your life. If someone, or yourself, tells you that you will never have what you are dreaming of; tell them, “That’s your reality not mine. I choose to create my life with my thoughts. I know it will happen. I just don’t know the time period.”
Get ready for the harvest. Make room for it in your life. If you want a car, get the garage ready. If you want a baby, get the nursery prepared.
Believe. Believe it is going to happen. I don’t know if it will take fourteen days like it does corn or five years like it does bamboo. It might take longer. Have faith and believe it is coming. It just has to grow and so do you.
My mom’s best friend Carol wanted to be a nurse. I remember her sitting in the living room with my mom talking about it. She said, “I’m going to be 61 in three years whether I’m a nurse or not. I might as well be a nurse and be 61.” I have never forgotten that. I may have remembered the time frame incorrectly, but I remember what she meant.
I’m saying it to you. If you knew for sure you would have whatever it is you are dreaming of would you turn it down when it came? Would you say, “No Thank You. I’m 69 now and I don’t want a $1,000,000.” I sure wouldn’t. So, if you would, you can give it to me.
To many people give up on their dreams because they think it is taking too long. Have faith my friend and keep dreaming.
You can listen to it on my podcast if you like. It is different but has the same topic.