During the Season of Learning, it is important to remember that it is okay if you do not see growth yet, in your body, in your company, or in your mindset. Think of it as a time of preparation; enabling you to reach more peaks than valleys, and when a plateau presents itself, you will be educated on how to react.
Communicate with those who have already been through the process, don’t only question them about their success, but ask about their failures and obstacles. It is of the utmost importance to educate yourself on how to avoid or overcome these mistakes, failures, and obstacles.
As this season comes to a close, excitement sets in.
THE SEASON OF WORK
You can call this the time of action, of holding yourself accountable and executing the things that you learned. You will often meet people with a higher level of education, more knowledge, but who are stuck in the season of learning, producing lackluster results.
If you want to reap the benefits of your investment and work, you have to act. You have to work.
noun 1. an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.
Effort. . . effort in the wrong direction will lead to disappointment, but with the succession of the Season of Learning, we know our purpose and direction. Mapped out previously, we have to begin to enjoy the process.
The process is where you begin to see growth, you see results that will create the momentum and motivation we have spoken about before, but once again, you have to view this as a season. You have to remember that you may not be consciously learning in this process, that you may not be seeing tangible results. You continue to work until this season is over until you reach a plateau or mental exhaustion [this is perfect, it is a part of the process].
This isn’t only a part of the process, this is the beginning of the harvest [reaping the benefits of work] and review [planning where to invest next]
THE SEASON OF HARVEST & REVIEW
This is what some might consider “coming full circle”. You have invested, this investment provided you with the education required to efficiently work towards your personal goal, you have done this to your full potential and now you hit a plateau or mental exhaustion.
You have to always view your emotion and results in the facet that they are temporary and that you can use them to your advantage [regardless of whether they are positive or negative emotions]. When the plateaus and mental exhaustion hit, you don’t force yourself to do more work, it becomes inefficient. You view this as a season of review.
Celebrate what you have learned, celebrate any minuscule or significant goals that you have met, and look at the year in review. Know that you have another attempt at this, but this time. . . this time you are a stronger, more educated self. Your investments will come from a more educated place, and you will have experience on your side.