The above statement has been heard on many occasions and I’m sure that you’re familiar with the term.

The term was first used in the Bible in Galatians 6:7 and continues to resonate today because we know that it’s true.

Unfortunately, so often it’s said in hindsight.

Something goes wrong in someone else’s life and we tell people that they reaped what they sowed.  Everyone nods their heads knowingly and feel relieved that it wasn’t them.

I suspect that we focus too much on the reaping and not enough on the sowing.

Let’s change that together!

Over the next week, let’s plan to sow things that will reap a benefit in the future.

If you’re a parent, sow something into your kids that you will be proud of in years to come.

If you have a loved one in your life, sow something into that relationship that will strengthen your bond.

If you’re middle-aged (like me), start looking after your health now so that you can remain energised in the years ahead.

If you’re an employee, sow something into your career that you will benefit from in a year’s time.

If you’re a leader, invest in your people and watch them grow, increasing their effectiveness and giving you a long-term benefit.

If you have an addiction, deal with it now before it’s too late.

If you’re a Christian, start praying now to deepen your faith and positively influence the people around you in the long-term.

An oak-tree was once an acorn.

You reap what you sow, so start sowing.

This isn’t just truth in retrospect, but in the future as well.

What are you going to sow this week?

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