The 4 Major Seasons of Life
Minor and Major and two different things. How you relate with them matters.
I can understand that what seems to be major for you, could be the minutest or most irrelevant thing for me.
So, it’s okay to say your major isn’t my major.
But, for the last 40 years now, I think I am old enough to identify some majors and some minor.
I have not invented this but also learned from someone I cherish and will continue to hold in high esteem till my end of time.
Studies have shown that people don’t do well because they spend major times of their life in minor things.
Life and Business are like changing seasons.
You can’t change the seasons but you can change yourself.
Let me share these 4 major lessons of life with you.
- Learn how to handle the Winters – Winters are usually difficult seasons. They come right after fall. The winters of your life are the economic, social, financial hardships. These are seasons of disappointments, difficulties. They come after opportunities.
You must learn how to handle winters.
To handle winters, you must get stronger, become wiser, be better at what you do. Just improvements.
For 4 years during my Real Estate business downtime, I was all out to acquire knowledge. I pounced on any book on sales, on personal development, on marketing, business development etc. I even went to acquire another Masters Degree.
Thanks to my amiable friend and brother, the HOD of my department, who was once my classmate. (Dr. Ashiko) for his immense support and advice.
At this point, the quote “Don’t wish life was easier, wish you were better” comes to play.
Again, it is at this point you will also agree to the saying “Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.”
“Don’t also wish for fewer challenges, wish for more wisdom to scale through.”
Do you now see how you should handle the winters of life?
Let’s take a look at the second majors.
- Learn How To Take Major Advantage of The Spring – Springs are periods of opportunities, blossoms, blooms, flower, heyday etc. It follows winters.
The point here is that opportunities in life follow difficulties, just as expansion follows recessions.
This is the season to plant or risk it to beg during the fall season.
This is the season to get busy quickly.
It is the season to get to what you want to do with your life.
Don’t let the season pass without you getting involved.
- Learn How To Nourish And Protect Your Crops All Summer – During the Summer season, it a season of warmth and it creates comfortable conditions for vital activities of animals, plants and microorganisms. The sun’s heat is essential for vegetation and growing food crops since it provokes important chemical and physical reactions.
During this season, the weeds will take your crops, except you prevent it. So the major skill to develop here is to know how to prevent the intruders from taking your goods. Because all goods will be attacked.
Let reality be your best beginning at this season of your life.
All values must be defended. Social values, economic values, marital values, political values, financial, family, business, friendships, etc.
Defend it with all you’ve got to avoid the intruders, or deadly smart goons from taking it away from you.
- Learn How To Reap In The Fall Without Complaints – Learning to take full responsibility is a sign of maturity. You need to learn how to reap without apology if you have done well and without complaint, if you haven’t. Accepting the results of your actions is a very important part of the process of life.
Taking responsibility is the highest form of human responsibility.
Success is not what you pursue, it is what you become.
It is not what happens, but what you do with what happens that makes the difference. Disappointments are not special gifts reserved for the poor. Everybody has. But what are you going to do about it.
Note that life is full of whatever and anything can go wrong.
Murphy’s law clearly states it as it is;
It says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.
Do have a blessed day.