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Shady Cornfields - Grasshopper

Ever see a cornfield? A shady one? If so, you didn’t see too much grow.

Reminds me of a recent story . . . I don’t have a lot of ground where I live, so I started various plants on my back porch: basil, dill, squash, peas, tomatoes, and corn.
 
The corn sprouted quickly and outgrew the pots I started them in. I replanted them in some bigger bins and put them in the little backyard that I have. Their growth halted. That area doesn’t get much sun. And call me late to the horticultural party, but it dawned on me that I never saw a shady cornfield. The good news is I drug the bins out next to my sunny driveway and growth has continued.
 
It got me to wondering: what personal goals are we attempting to grow in the shade? Shade, in this context, is too much planning, too much excuse making.
 
Doing is sunshine. Do you have a goal? Here’s a question worth asking every day: What am I doing today to grow that goal? Goals require sustained action – water, fertilizer, and sunshine. Let your action stop and you’ll watch your goals, one by one, flop.
 
If you attempt to grow your garden in the shade, you can’t count on a crop, you can only count the excuses you’ve made.
 
I’m reminded of a quote from the internet guru of succinct pieces of wisdom: Robert Brault. "Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden?"
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Looking for some minor miracles? It may sound corny, but if you stop hiding in the shade, you’ll be able to put your bumper crop on parade.
 
All the best,

John

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