The Seed Sowing Farmer

There once was a farmer who sowed seed on his fields expecting something to happen. The farmer saw this field as something that had potential, opportunity, and room to grow. He didn’t physically see the crops, but mentally envisioned what it could be in the upcoming months. He sowed the seeds in hopes of a bountiful, blooming, and prosperous crop. A crop that will bring in a good harvest and give him, his family, and inevitably the world, a future to believe in. 
You see the ripple effect starts by sowing a seed. This farmer’s produce will never happen until he takes the time to plow the field and sow the seed. In life, it is a mental and cultural error to simply expect the world to give us things and feel entitled to that expectation. If you want something in life, you must do the work, and envision the standard you hope to achieve. The sad reality is we live in a society that says the world is indebted to us simply because we live in it. “You don’t have to work hard, you don’t have to do anything. The world will take care of you.” This false narrative is killing dreams and inspiring laziness in a generation called above the status quo. 
Imagine if that farmer took this false narrative to mind and decided one morning that he didn’t need to take time to work hard, plow the field, or sow the seed because he simply expected greatness to happen on it’s own. A simple majority would quickly point out this farmer’s failure has already happened because his plan of action lacked something very important- ACTION. 

The point is greatness will never happen, achieved goals will never happen, impact will never happen if we only expect things to come. Just like the farmer, we can only expect when we put in the effort. Look at your life. Your field is full of opportunity. How’s your crop coming along? You’ll never know, unless you sow the seed and take the action. #ExpectThroughEffort #SowTheSeeds 

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Brandon Baumgarten

Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma and was elected to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels from 2011-2013. Afterwards, Brandon launched his speaking career and authored the highly sought after leadership book, Caught Up & Called Out, hoping to help others see the impact they can make on this world. He is a professional speaker, speaking at over 100 different events each year, and a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership, and was even named a top 10 student. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Presenter and his message is always to engage, encourage, and empower you to do something big in your life! No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, or business executive, Brandon's presentations are certain to make you laugh, think, and realize your impact is about to begin!

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