April 16, 2012

The Parable of the Sower

Two facts about the story from Matthew 13:
  1. The sower was an ambitious, hard-working person
  2. The seeds were excellent seeds
Three out of four seeds did not grow! The birds stole them, the thorns choked them, and the dry ground wouldn't receive them. 

One out of four seeds did grow! And they produced a hundredfold, some sixty and some thirty. Even for the seeds that did grow, they did not all produce the same amount.

According to Jim Rohn, the secret is that the sower kept on sowing. There aren't enough birds and thorns to steal and choke all of the seeds. On your journey, you are going to have dream stealers and chokers. You are going to have people who are just like the dry ground -- they refuse to listen. But don't go chasing the birds away -- when you do that, then you are just leaving the field! Stay focused. Keep sowing. The harvest will come!

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