How a Tree Taught Me About Life

One of the common excuses I hear from people crying in their beer is, “Well, I tried and it didn’t work!” Sound familiar? Sure, we’ve all been there!

As sure as a bear shits in the woods and doesn’t use toilet paper, I’m certain you’ve heard the old saying “You reap what you sow” right? Meaning, you get out of it whatever you put into to it – for the most part. Sometimes, we’re “lucky” and the universe dumps a little extra to test our commitment.  

Now, my advice for setting and achieving KICKASS™ goals is going to sound strange coming from me but please hang in there. As I was cleaning up my backyard this morning, I noticed the tree I planted last summer. You’d figure it would be looking more like a tree than a twig by now right? Well, such is not the case – trust me.

So, I stood there for a minute, staring at the little fucker, scratching my head, wondering “WHHHHYYYY isn’t it growing!!” Then it hit me – not the tree but the answer! I did a crappy-ass job of planting it and even shittier job of helping it grow! Now, here’s what I pictured:

1) Dig a hole

2) Put it in said hole

3) Cover it up

4) Turn on sprinklers

Seems reasonable right? In retrospect, my expectations were not realistic with what I invested (time/education/follow through) plain and simple. Shit, I’m surprised as hell my gardeners haven’t whacked it thinking it was a weed! 

So what I’m saying is, when you’re thinking about areas in your life you’re trying to grow, whether yourself or others, think of it like plants, or Mary Jane if you’re a 420 type of person.

Make sure you’re researching what other successful plants went through in order to grow big and tall! What ingredients were used? How often did they seek professional advice to expedite results? Was someone holding them accountable to produce a big tree or a little twig? Confused if I’m talking about plants or setting goals? Yeah, me too, but it works either way! 

So there ya have it – the Christopher Rausch guide to achieving KICKASS™ success is like planting a hearty tree!

If you’d like helping growing yourself please reach out! I offer a FREE thirty-minute introductory coaching call. It’s to see if together you and I can take your success to the level you want! 

Either email me or call 714-308-6765 to schedule today!

Wishing you all the KICKASS success you go after!