If You Want It To Grow, Plant The Seed
Personal development is very much about growth - Broadening your perspective, challenging your comfort zone, and improving skills on your way to maximizing your potential. But if you think of the very idea of growth, things can’t grow unless something is there in the first place. That’s why I say, if you want it to grow, plant the seed.
Let’s look at it from the lens of a skill. You cannot improve a skill without setting the clear intention to develop it. The intention is the seed. Or how about broadening your perspective. You cannot incorporate new perspectives in your life without exposing yourself to people and resources that give you new ways of thinking. It’s the exposure that is the seed.
But let me take it a step further, and maybe it makes more sense to approach it from a business perspective. You can’t expect your first idea to take off, and you can’t expect to instantly get results because you try one thing. Another way of putting - You can’t trust that if you plant one seed it will grow. So the idea becomes to plant a bunch of seeds in the hopes that one or a few of them will grow.
It’s taking consistent action, in life and business, that allows you to plant more seeds. Your focus should always be on the input, the effort you apply, with faith that the right results will come about from that effort.
If you want it to grow, plant the seed.