We all like to get out of something as much or more than what we put into it. When we work hard, we expect to receive fair compensation, respect and appreciation. When we sow seeds, we anticipate reaping the harvest. So naturally, when there’s not enough to go around, we each worry about our fair share.
In his characteristically succinct and straightforward style, bestselling author Seth Godin recently addressed this issue on his blog. Godin acknowledged that scarcity in the harvest can cause danger and competition, but he went on to say,
“When we worry more about planting… sharing the harvest gets a lot less complex.”
When we’re sowing and cultivating those seeds, if we think about more than ourselves and we plant more, then scarcity during the harvest shouldn’t worry us. In fact, we might just be surprised at the bountiful rewards we will reap when we “plant enough seeds” and when we worry more about giving than getting!
Focus more on planting… sharing the harvest will be far less complex and far more rewarding!
To read the full post by Seth Godin, please click here.