You reap what you sow. That is a fact. It's a principle. Some call it Karma (People talk about "karma" like it's a person 😜). It's really the principle of sowing and reaping. If you plant apple seeds, you can expect to reap an apple tree. If you plant flowers, then that's what you are going to see. Whatever you sow, you can expect that in return. When it comes to business, the same principle applies.
Principles Don't Change
The great thing about a principle is that it is definite and, when applied, it yields the result of what that principle states. For example, the principle of gravity says that what goes up must come down. Guess what happens when you throw something in the air? You guessed it - it automatically comes down. Guess what happens if you don't apply the principle at all? Right again - NOTHING! That is a very basic example, but the point is that principles are constant and objective. They do not change nor are they selective in nature. Anyone who applies them will in turn get the intended result.
Learn to Sow What You Want to See
The fact that principles are constant is great news. It means that YOU can apply a principle and SEE and/or experience its results. As previously alluded, my favorite principle is the sowing and reaping principle. I love it because it reminds me that my reward is commensurate to the level of work I put in.
I won't deny that owning a business, and one that is successful, is hard work. Yet, you can take comfort in the fact that despite that, working hard towards the achievement of your goals brings with it the assurance of harvest though you may not be able to readily see at the moment. Regardless, if you want to be successful, you have to learn to sow what it is you want to see. That requires the discipline to actually sow, but also the wisdom to cultivate the ground and nurture the environment in such a way that it yields a great harvest of what was planted.
So, how does this apply to business? You cant just talk about what you want to see and put no work into it. Secondly, you can't just haphazardly do things with little to no effort and expect to reap great things in return! Be faithful and diligent to sow what you want to experience.
"Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop."2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT