Inspired by Jim Rohn’s The Art of Exceptional Living, just like there are 4 seasons, there are 4 lessons that are crucial to your life. By becoming aware of them, learning them, and applying them in your existence, there is no doubt that you will craft a very fulfilling life.
Handle the winters
Every year, winter comes. It always comes. We deal with it by preparing for it. Whether it’s changing our clothing or changing our way of life, we always get ready for winter, because we know it’s coming. The same applies to your life. Rough times WILL come. No life goes smoothly without a problem from beginning to end. Thus, you have to be ready for it, for when it does come, you are not stuck in the cold without a coat. Be ready to handle the winters in your own life.
Take advantage of the spring
Every year, after a long winter, comes the spring. This is a time where opportunities arise. Flowers blossom and creatures come out of their hibernation. The same thing applies within your life. After a challenging time, you will be faced with a great opportunity. It is your duty to take full advantage of the springs when they pop up. This is your moment to plant the seeds of greatness to come. You never see all the beauty that is life and nature on this planet decide not to awaken one year in the spring! It does because it is meant to do so. Hold your own existence to that same standard. Make your springs the springboard to getting where you want to go.
Protect your summer
After having planted your seeds in the spring, soon the summer will come. This is a time where you can reap the benefits of your crops. As well as being a time of joy and comfort, it is also a time to be careful. As Jim Rohn points out, “all good will be attacked”. If you are not careful, your crops will be either stolen, destroyed, or spoiled. Therefore you must do whatever it takes to protect your crops. Once you have achieved something in your life, you must defend it. You must stand up for it, and protect its value. Otherwise you may find yourself losing it.
Take responsibility in the fall
As the autumn comes, the trees change color, lose their leaves, and the weather gets cooler. As you gear up for another winter, it is the best time to take full responsibility of what happened in the previous seasons, both good and bad. This is the time where you can open yourself to learning the lessons that the previous seasons taught you and put everything into perspective. They say that the fall is the time of the year where there are more depression than any other time. This is due to people not taking such responsibilities and learning from previous successes and/or mistakes. Only by doing so can you be ready once more to handle another winter that is coming and plan for the following spring & summer.
Whatever the season is we must never fail to learn all the lessons that each season imparts to us.
Thank you for such an inspiration. It reminded me of why I wake up early in the morning and go to school. I’m raised by a single parent who lost her job during the first year at varsity. We would struggle to get food and money for me to go to school. But through god everything and anything is possible. I’m doing my fourth year in varsity and its my last. God is good all the time.
I am moved by the article… be a blessing ☺ awestruck at creator’s creation. ..
Nice post. I did a blog on the seasons of life and made a connection with Ecclesiastes 3 because there is “A Time For Everything” just like the seasons tell us. When one season ends, another begins. It’s important to note those different seasons like you’ve done.
Thank u…u hav put a seed dat wil last thru al seasons of lyf.thnx
I think, David, you ought to think of Winter as a time to rest and prepare for the Spring. I don't mean couch potato rest.
Thanks for your comment…knowing that spring is coming inevitably should help making the winters seem shorter. It's all about what you focus on. If you focus on the winter, then yes, it will seem endless…focus on the coming spring and summer, and be ready for them….use the winter to prep you to take advantage of the opportunities of spring.
The more I've tried to PUSH through the Winters of life…the longer they seem to last!
Thank you Mike 🙂
Enjoyed the Post!