Everyone wants solutions to their problems – improved happiness, stronger relationships, a better community, a better job – and yet, when it comes to taking the steps to achieve these realities, many people have a hard time taking action, or even knowing where to start.
Because it can be so tough to get started on your toughest goals, we wanted to present you with this simple philosophy:
“Prosper Where You’re Planted”
- A relationship is like a garden. It takes effort.
In a nutshell, this means taking the time to improve the elements of your own life right where you are.
You’re planted in your own life – where you live, where you work, how you spend your free time – and that’s where you have to start if you want to make changes.
Prosper Where You’re Planted is all about embracing the power you have over your own life, “watering your own garden,” so to speak.
This means recognizing that it’s up to you to plant the seeds of your goals, but what’s more, you have to tend to them, water them, and wait for them to grow before you can harvest. Just like growing a real garden, you won’t accomplish your goals overnight – it takes time and patience.
This metaphor goes deeper. If you plant your garden, but then let it fall into neglect, the weeds take over, your plants don’t’ get enough water and start to wither. And similarly, your “goal garden” requires regular attention – you can’t just plant a seed and walk away. Distractions take over. The things you’ve accomplished start to wither unless you take the time for necessary upkeep.
So with this in mind, we urge you to take a look at the ground right below your feet, and ask yourself, “How can I cultivate this?”
If you have a goal, whether it’s to lose some weight, get involved in your community, learn an instrument, repaint the house, buy a boat, anything you want to accomplish, then you’ve planted the seed – but it’s up to you to water it, to keep that mental garden weeded and fertilized.
Make it a part of your daily routine to Prosper Where You’re Planted – it’s the only way to truly tackle your goals head on. Going somewhere new, getting some product, or hiring experts isn’t going to help unless you are putting forth the effort to cultivate your own success. This goes for anything and everything you could ever want to achieve.
It’s up to you to decide how much effort you want to put into it. Just remember that the success you harvest from your “garden” is directly related to the attention you give while it’s growing.
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Dr. Dana Fillmore and Amy Barnhart, co-Founders, StrongMarriageNow.com