Lessons from a Patio Tomato Plant

I am growing a patio tomato plant, which is in a large pot on my backyard deck. It was just a few inches high when I bought it from a local nursery in early spring. I also had to get good soil and fertilizer.

I check it every day to make sure its soil is moist and get rid of any signs of weeds etc. I noticed last month some blossoms coming out and got excited, because the flower comes before the fruit. There are many blossoms, so I anticipate a good harvest, if all goes well.

Then several weeks ago, I noticed 2 pea-sized tomatoes, I got so excited again. I wondered how long it will take for them to be ready to pick.

It seemed like an eternity, but this week, after several weeks of growth, the first of my tomatoes is beginning to blush.

It is not ready to pick yet. It needs more time, more care. You can’t rush the harvest.

And my tomato plant made me think of YOU.

Are you trying to rush your harvest?
Are you taking shortcuts like the grocers do, so that your harvest will ripen unnaturally fast?

Are you deciding that you can’t afford personal development or healthy food?

It’s interesting to note that when times are tough, Americans typically decide to set personal development aside, while people of most other cultures will say that time spent in self development is what helps them change their fortunes.

This is an important distinction. Americans have a tendency to feel “entitled” rather than to feel that all good things demand their sacrifice of time, energy and resources in advance.

Hence the fad diets, do nothing and lose pounds claims, and so forth.

There is no “magic pill” or “quick fix.”

You can’t grow a tomato without first planting a seed and then nurturing the plant as it grows. And you have to wait for the fruits. They don’t spring from nothing into your hand.

Never skimp on yourself.

Never say you have to leave personal growth aside for “better times.”

The time to grow YOU is now!

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Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the founder and president of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. His company is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals manage strategic change, innovation, cultural transition, and goal achievement. Surya has over 26 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. Contact Surya at s6ganduri@eMBCinc.com. For more information, visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.
Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.

About Dr. Surya

Using Quantum Physics and business research, Dr. Surya explores the correlation between the science of consciousness and patterns in the business world, to suggest innovative ways of using this wisdom to lead and succeed in a business environment that is constantly evolving at a rapid pace.

Self-awareness is the awareness of the self as separate from the thoughts that are occurring at any point in time. Without self-awareness the self perceives and believes the thoughts that are occurring to be who the self is. Self-awareness gives one the option or choice to choose thoughts being thought rather than simply thinking the thoughts that are stimulated from the accumulative events leading up to the circumstances of the moment.

Along with his work as an Author, Writer, Blogger and popular Internet Radio Talk Show Host, Dr. Surya is in-demand as a public speaker. Clients include small to large corporations and individuals.

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