In redesigning what you desire about your life, you have to watch what you spend. Life has seasons, and your spending should reflect the different seasons.
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up…”
Plan For Sun In Winter
Every year, winter comes. It always comes. We deal with it by preparing for it. Whether it’s changing our clothing or changing our way of life, we always get ready for Winter, because we know it’s coming. The same applies to our lives. Rough times WILL come. No life goes smoothly without a problem from beginning to end. Thus, we have to be ready for it, for when it does come. We don’t want to be stuck in the cold without a coat. We must be ready to handle the winters in our own lives.
Plant Seeds In Spring
Every year, after the long Winter, comes the Spring. Spring is a time where opportunities arise. Flowers blossom and creatures come out of their hibernation. The same thing applies within our lives.
After a challenging time, we will receive a great opportunity. It is our duty to take full advantage of the Spring when it pops up. This is our moment to plant the seeds of greatness to come. We never see all the beauty that is life and nature on this planet decide not to awaken one year in the Spring! Spring awakens does because it is meant to do so. We must hold our own existence to that same standard. We must make our Springs the springboard to getting where you want to go.
Guard the Summertime
After having planted your seeds in the spring, soon the summer comes. This is a time when we can reap the benefits of our crops. As well as being a time of joy and comfort, it is also a time to be careful. One writer said, “All good will be attacked.” If we are not careful, our crops will be either stolen, destroyed or spoiled. Therefore we must do whatever it takes to protect our crops. Once we have achieved something in our life, we must defend it. We must stand up for it and protect its value. Otherwise, we may find ourselves losing it.
Look Back and Forward in the Fall
As the autumn comes, the trees change color, lose their leaves and the weather gets cooler. As we gear up for another winter, it is the best time to take full responsibility of what happened in the previous seasons – both good and bad. This is the time where we can open ourselves up to learning the lessons that the previous seasons taught us and put everything into perspective.
They say that the fall is the time of the year where there are more cases of depression than any other time of year. This is due to people not taking responsibility for their actions and refusing to learn from their previous successes and/or mistakes. Only by doing so can we be ready once more to handle the Winter.