Leadership Lessons from the Springtime
With Each Season Comes New Lessons
The natural cycles of the earth are fun to watch. The new growth in the spring, the maturation of the summer, the harvest of the fall, and the cold of the winter all have their own delights. While it’s easy to see the physical evidence of the changing seasons, let’s pause for a little while to understand the leadership lessons we can learn from the coming spring.
Spring is a time of growth, new beginnings, grass, flowers, and leaf buds. But for those who work the fields, it is a busy time of planting and setting the stage for the harvest that will come later down the road. Here is what we can learn from this season.
Spring is for Preparing
Just as the farmer has to prepare his equipment and his fields, leaders need to prepare for upcoming changes and growth.
If later in the year you want to see big changes and major growth, it’s going to take big preparation and major commitment now. Growth isn’t accidental; it’s a carefully planned course that results in achieved goals. Ensuring that all plans have been carefully laid means that you will have smoother sailing in the months to come.
Spring is for Planting
Every farmer knows that if he takes a break now, and says, “I’ll just plant later” that his crop won’t mature on time. Get those seeds in the ground today!
The law of the harvest tells us that we reap what we sow. But it also tells us that we will reap at a later date than we sow. We can’t expect to reap the rewards if we wait! Getting things prepared is the first step, and then planting the seeds and setting everything into motion is the next step. Down the road the harvest will be abundant, but only if the seeds are in the ground now.
Spring is for Paying
Those who aren’t farmers don’t realize the cost of farming. There are huge expenses every spring that taper off in the summer, and only recouped at the harvest in the fall.
If you are going to commit to growth, then you must commit to paying the price. Sometimes that’s a monetary investment in the right people or equipment, and sometimes it’s a time investment to ensure your projects are growing at the pace they need to grow. The early stages require a lot of work; without it goals will die the same way a seed that is left untended will die.
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