Who’s Raising Who?
I want to share a powerful quote with you today, and man do I wish I had heard it YEARS ago!
The deeper the roots, the bigger and better the fruit. If you have no roots, you will NEVER bear fruit. Imagine what would happen if you went “all in” for 5 solid years?!
Let me paint a picture for you today. Imagine a farm. Now imagine you put in hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours to plant your crops. You bought the land, prepared the fields, sowed the seeds and worked day and night to protect and nurture your plants. Then, one day, you decide your crops aren’t growing fast enough, so you uproot all your plants and move them to a new farm.
What happens to your crops now? They die, right? You would not have a harvest to reap. All of the time and effort you put into your farm would be wasted.
You’re probably thinking, “Dani, that’s just silly! I would never do that! I would never rip up my roots and try to plant them somewhere else, just because the plants weren’t growing fast enough or not producing enough fruit.”
But the reality is, that’s what too many people do. Most people fail simply because they walk away from what they have already built, seduced by shiny objects, better opportunities or different jobs.
In all my years of studying people, I’ve noticed most people have a tendency to start and stop things, but they just don’t stick with it long enough to have real success. They fail to see anything through to completion. They always have their feelers out, searching for the greener grass somewhere else.
A lot of people will “try” something, but very few will actively pursue anything. They stand at the edge and dip in a toe, but they never go “all in.” They “dabble” in lots of different jobs, businesses or industries, but they never “put down roots” in any one of them.
This seems to be the norm in our society today. But here’s what most people don’t realize: if you get started in something and only give yourself 90 days to succeed, or otherwise you’re outta there, you set yourself up to fail. If you uproot yourself and move around, always looking for greener grass and better soil, you will never get rooted anywhere. And it’s impossible to succeed without roots. This goes for a job, business, marriage, parenting… everything.
Whether you realize it or not, every day you are building equity, regardless of whether you work for yourself or for someone else. When you uproot yourself, you lose everything you’ve worked for – equity in that business – emotional equity, financial equity, mental equity, sweat equity. When you quit, you lose all your equity and have to start all over again from scratch.
Opportunity is ALWAYS right in front of you. You always an have an opportunity to grow and learn and make something out of what you currently have. You continue to build equity. Sadly, 98% of the population does not see it that way, and you become limited by what you cannot see.
So today, I want you to really evaluate yourself. Think about all the opportunity you’ve missed in your life due to limited thinking. The bottom line is this: the deeper the roots, the bigger and better the fruit. If you have no roots, you will never bear fruit.
What would happen if, instead of jumping around continuously going after the next bright, shiny object, you decided to stay committed to what you are currently doing for 5 years? That means saying “NO” to any other job offer or business opportunity… not even entertaining the thought of a new opportunity! What would happen if you went “all in” for 5 solid years?
You would sink your roots in deep and produce fruit. Instead of getting impatient, you would sow seeds, nurture and protect your sprouts, and you would produce fruit in your business, career, relationships and finances. So, be patient! Be wise! Be persistent! And know, as you press forward, you will see results. To help you produce massive results, we are giving you $15 off “Unlimited Success” to provide you with the mindset and the skill sets you need to achieve long-lasting success. (Just use the code 15OFFUS1512 at checkout!)
I have known many people, throughout the years, who have tended to rip up their roots, and therefore have very little, or no, success as a result. Think about people you know who fall into that category, as well. So, together, let’s help them today. Go ahead and forward this to your friends, family, coworkers or even your clients. Post this link on your social media sites right now, because there are people you know whose success depends on this message. It would also be a good idea to discuss it with your family.
Then, join me today for The Dani Johnson Show, when we discuss more tips and strategies to help you put down some deep roots! You can tune in on your TV and radio or you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.
In great faith,
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