7 steps to produce the life harvest you desire—Step 7
After taking the previous steps to this point, it’s now time to enjoy the harvest and to celebrate. What you’ve planted and nurtured on the inside, should now begin to produce a harvest on the outside.
You’re now more prone to think and act in ways that grow out of an intentional desire to be who you want to be.
Most people try to create their best self in a negative state of lack or unworthiness or separation—or all three. The best life harvest, though, comes from positive attitudes of gratitude, enthusiasm and wholeness.
These attitudes impact on our state of mind and body, and our thoughts and feelings. Ellen G White once wrote: ‘Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.’
James Allen adds this thought, ‘The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.’
Reaping a destiny is more than just positive thinking—it’s possible thinking. The person who sends out ‘possible’ thoughts and nurtures and tends these as shown in the previous posts, reaps a life harvest that makes the possible a reality.
Lessons of life
I like how Jim Rohn, a teacher of personal growth, understands this. Here’s an extensive quote:
‘One day my mentor said, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
‘Since that time I’ve been working on my own personal development. And I must admit that this has been the most challenging assignment of all. This business of personal development lasts a lifetime…
‘To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.
‘This is where you should focus most of your attention. Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is: Unless you change who you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.’
Thanks for joining me on this 7-step adventure. I wish you well as you continue to work on your life garden. It has the real potential to produce the harvest you desire.
Gillian Tilley is a Life and Investment Coach.
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