“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.” Plato
Why is this important?
Most of us know the concept of The Law of Attraction and although what you think about, you bring about, Plato’s words above serve to temper some of the hopes for magical life make-overs that evangelical followers of The Law of Attraction seem to be expecting.
To succeed and enjoy the freedom and abundance that success brings, we must be mindful that winning conditions must first be created.
The establishment of winning conditions requires strong leaders who keep not only a vision of the victory line, but also have the deep intelligence to understand the multi layered complexities of that road less traveled.
Then, the patient, consistent application of focused, intelligent effort are the two crucial elements to “attract” success that we are working towards.
As Plato refers to the cultivation of an abundant crop, consider the vegetable garden as a metaphor. It takes only seconds to pluck that perfectly ripe tomato from the vine, but the cultivation of it took months. The better the tomato, the better were the conditions and care that it was grown in to allow it to reach its ultimate quality
This article originally appeared in Your Workplace Magazine vol-14-5