Who Is Watching You?

I don’t mean right now, or in your shower or anything, but I do mean when you are alone and have the choice between engaging in reading, writing, listening or learning or flipping through 200 plus tv channels praying that you find something to watch. We need down time and probably all do not get enough true down or recovery time like meditation, true relaxation or quiet introspection. But I wonder who is looking over your shoulder, or my shoulder when we have the choice of making ourselves better?

Unless you have a success coach or mentor integrated into your team or you have a nagging, I mean supportive spouse or significant other gently reminding you to get off your rear and stop wasting your time, it is all on you/me/us. If my wife is reading this post, I love you honey, thank you for your support 🙂

At the end of the day “you” are responsible for “you”. Of course that same standard applies to me, but I am getting sick of typing you/me/us. We are responsible for our successes and failures. Everything that we have done, said, read and thought has brought us to this point in life. We are 100% successful. We are reaping what we exactly what we have sown. Now whether our Dharma or Karma have a greater impact on our lives than what we have done in the more tangible world I do not know. I believe that the universe/God is there to help and guide us if we put out what we want to receive. It might not come back in a form that we recognize or on the timeline that we expect but I believe that it will come.

That being said we must plant the seeds, tend the crops and then harvest when the bounty when ready. If we do not plant enough or the right type of seed, or care for our crops or harvest too early then we will probably be disappointed with our results.

We have to put in, give back and put out what we want to receive.

Plant-Read, watch and listen to what will give us the knowledge that we need to achieve our goals.

Tend-Take consistent action on what you have learned. Give back to others. Be good to others. Be good to yourself.

Harvest/reap-Be on the lookout for and take advantage of opportunities that you have been preparing for and creating. Make sure you keep an eye out and pay attention to these opportunities, they may not be what you expected. Then follow through! Do not miss this chance. The next one may be the result of a different crop.

I know it is often more comfortable to take be easy way out. Sometimes we can be enjoying our safe and secure groove that we are in and sometimes we are just plain scared to make then changes we need to make to reach the goals we want to reach.

There comes a time when we have to take the high road and put the extra effort in, and it may not pay off right away, but you will be strengthened for future journeys and experience things that will be remembered for a lifetime. It’s been said before, it is not about reaching your goals, it is about who you become along the way.

Thanks for reading. I hope you are having an awesome day!

Eric Beard
ps. I took these pictures while hiking in Castlewood Canyon in Colorado. I enjoyed the high road that day;)

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  1. Posted July 31, 2010 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Nice article. Glad I read it.

  2. Kelly Bowers
    Posted July 31, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Eric.

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