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The Law of Sowing and Reaping

By tehconi | September 12, 2007

I like this article written by Jim Rohn and would like to share it with you.  It is written around the theme of network marketing but the concept can be applied to most endeavours we undertake. 

The Law of Sowing and Reaping

I like this part best –

“Don’t go for this why, why, why stuff. I’m giving you the answers here. The answer is in the structure and in the consequences and is in the deal. The answer is in the deal. Anything beyond that is not worth studying.

You say, “Well, how come some just last a little while?” I wouldn’t sign up for that class. Here’s the answer: Some don’t stay. You just have to jot that down. And when some leave you say, “That’s one of those that don’t stay.”

… Its like rearranging the seasons. You can’t fool with that. All you can do is cooperate with the way things are set up. I didn’t set it up.You say, “Well, it shouldn’t be this way.” Well, when you get your own planet you can rearrange this whole deal, but on this planet you’re a guest. You’ve got to take it as it comes.”

Often we come across people or experience something which are illogical and impossible to comprehend.   For instance, you love someone very much, but he/she doesn’t reciprocate.  You put your whole heart into your work, but things still screw up.  As a result, you get disheartened and start popping in your head the questions ‘WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?’.

For those ridiculous things which can’t be changed, my suggestion is, don’t waste your time and energy asking ‘why ? why? why ?’.  There will be people who appreciate you, there will be people who don’t, be it family or colleagues or friends.  Even if you are the best in your field of endeavour, there will come a rainy day when something screws up.

Deal your best on the cards which you have got, and make the best out of what you have.   Channel your energy towards worthwhile causes, and don’t allow yourself to be drained by negativities which you can’t change.

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