“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant” – Robert Louis Stevenson
This quote speaks volumes of our daily work. We want to see the immediate benefits. We want the shortcut and the quick fix. We long for the elusive quantum leap.
Sooner or later, life will teach us that the only success we find is in the long-term, daily slog. Sometimes, we may not even see the fruits of our work. It takes humility to accept this and have the long term vision to do the work anyway.
Carry on regardless of whether we reap a big harvest. Carry on because we know we are doing Great Work – we are making things better for ourselves and by extension, those around us.