The Power of a seed or an idea!

I had the absolute pleasure of attending one of the most powerful personal development conferences in the weekend I have ever been to. Now just so you know I have been to more than one conference and heard some amazing speakers, this time it was different and I was different.

One of our speakers Patrick Combs spoke about seeds and the power of the seed and this topic resonated with me. I wanted to share what he said and what I got from the topic.

  • Did you know that a seed can grow even if it is broken?
  • Did you realize that the result of the seed is not dependent on its size or shape?
  • Were you aware that by looking at the seed you cannot determine its outcome, you would never know what it is going to grow into even if you looked at it under a microscope?

Seeds can grow even after being dormant for 1000 years.

For a seed to grow it will need to overcome some adversity to become the amazing plant that lives inside. For a start it will need to break out of the husk, and then it will need to grow against gravity. And this is to just name two simple triumphs the simple seed will have made just to get out of the ground. A seed is no different to us, to our dreams and our bliss.

We have dreams and goals that lay dormant within us, not acted on or planted in the ground yet for many different reasons. We sometimes can feel broken or defeated as a result of past experiences; however our past experiences do not determine the result of this seeds outcome. The only thing that will determine the outcome is if we are willing to give the seed the opportunity to grow.

What is your seed? Are you willing to plant it and let it grow?

Be patient with your seeds, they take time to grow. If you go and dig it up every day and check on it, this will not make it grow any faster.

86,400 seconds is not enough TIME!

We all have 24 hours in a day or 86,400seconds in one day, however so often I hear people claim they have less time than others. So why do we claim we do not have enough time? How is it possible some people believe they do not have enough time?

Time is a perception, we all have the same amount of time in a day, however we do not all use that amount of time the same. Some of us jam pack our day full of on purpose activities, others of us spend time in procrastination, overwhelm or doubling up on activities. Everything other than on purpose activities is a distraction and not utilizing time well. Even rest can be an on purpose activity.

Part of using time well, is to understand your values. So what is important to you, I would suggest that if something was really really important to you, then you would find the time, if not then you will not find the time. No matter what your words say, your actions reflect this truth.

In order to claim time back for yourself and use time well, activities like procrastination and overwhelm need to be eliminated or reduced. Often we can procrastinate if we do not feel we know how to do an activity or we do not really want to do it. The best way to stop procrastination is to never let activities build up. If it can be done at the time then that is when it needs to be done. This can be as simple as putting the dish in the dishwasher after you have finished with it rather than on the bench for you to come back to at a later time.

The other way to move forward with time is to get educated and skilled. If you feel you are unsure how to complete a task seek out support or education, get the skills or find the skills so that you can move forward. Stagnancy wastes time.

We all have the same amount of time. Are you willing to use it more efficiently and more on purpose, never let lack of time be your excuse for not achieving what you truly dream of.