The famous motivational speaker and author Jim Rohn once said,
“Life doesn’t respond to what we need, life responds to what we deserve…it doesn’t say if you need a harvest you get one, it says, if you plant in the spring then you’ll get harvest in the fall…reaping and harvesting belong to planters, not to those in need”
What’s stopping you from starting to take action today, to begin planting seeds, so that you ultimately end up getting what you deserve in life?
Around the time I had graduated college back in 2012, I came across a Facebook ad for a fantasy sports company (this was when I was still working on building out my own fantasy sports application).
I decided to click the ad and fill out the survey to see what insights it could give me.
Without much thought, yet due to that simple action, I had planted one of the most important seeds of my life.
Someone reached back out and told me that the company was tied to and ran by a much larger and well known company.
Long story short, they ended up hiring me to help them with their beta version/launch (although I was working on my own application at the time, I was fresh out of college and needed income! I’m pretty sure I also disclosed that I was working on being somewhat of a competitor of theirs).
I was put in touch with the product manager who was my main point of contact, and during those few months of working together he encouraged me to start reading books.
This was the first time I picked up a book to read for pleasure.
He recommended me to start with Phil Jackson’s newest book Eleven Rings and I absolutely loved it!
Circling back to the fantasy sports ad that at the time seemed meaningless, that action enabled me to plant a seed that has blossomed into a beautiful tree.
Since then, I’ve been an insatiable reader. The knowledge and wisdom gained from reading books has truly helped me grow in every aspect of my life for the better.
It’s allowed many of my unconscious dreams come to fruition…all from that Facebook ad.
(Months later, I would go on and perform another small action that would put me at the start of a path towards everything that I would end up accomplishing in my professional/business life to date).
There’s a verse in the bible that says,
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
The point I’m trying to make here (if you haven’t gotten it yet!) is that if you keep knocking, you WILL find open doors.
Even in the smallest actions that may seem irrelevant and unimportant at the time, opportunity always lays.
It’s time to say F the BS and start blazing your own trail!
“Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.” – Jim Rohn