Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weeds vs Flowers

While working in the yard over the weekend I realized something obvious yet enlightening.  Weeds grow faster and easier than flowers.  To grow flowers you must put forth the effort of planting, watering, nurturing, fertilizing, and pruning.  To grow weeds you have to...well, not do anything.

The same is true with good and bad habits.  Developing good habits takes action.  Not only is it important to eat healthy, exercise, pray, keep a budget, spend quality time with friends & family, etc... but also to do it on a daily basis so it naturally becomes a part of who you are.

Developing bad habits is easy as it takes inaction, typically involving selfishness and laziness.  And if no action is taken on a daily basis it will also naturally become a part of who you are.

In the long run, it is easier and more fulfilling to consistently nurture your yard (develop good habits) than it is to wait until it gets bad enough to pull all the weeds (bad habits).  Not to mention, there is something attractive about a yard or flowerbed that is well taken care of.

What good habits do you need to begin nurturing today?

1 comment:

  1. Great analogy B-Brad! Thanks for the reminder to continually cultivate!