Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Law of the Farm - Planning

Why Is Planning Important in the Law of the Farm?
What wise farmers know that the common person doesn’t?

1) Failing to plan is planning to fail. Planning leads to proper timing in getting the work done. Farming offers great training grounds for the school of life.

2) Excellence has to be pursued since mediocrity happens automatically. There is great value in planning, scheduling, and organizing. There is power in developing simple yet flexible plans. Devise and stay flexible with your plans yet stay true to your goals.

3) Financial planning is critical to survival on the farm and in life. Understand the value of timely buying and selling. Know when to buy with cash and when to finance. Let money flow freely like a spring, never letting money stagnate. Always live within your means.

4) Learn how to lay out plans and let God guide the steps. Farming today is not for the faint of heart. Planning is important so we can understand, value, and make good use of resources.

5) Every season offers opportunities for us to learn and grow. Value the associating with like-minded people. Value and appreciate good help. Know your competitive advantages and learn how to leverage them. The best belongs to those who get up early and go execute their plans. There is value in learning from everyone and sharing with others. There is value in information from trusted sources.

6) The truth only comes to those who seek it. Discipline is the hallmark of being a student of life for life. The wise farmer is self-disciplined. A farmer learns to love discipline from a young age. The needs at the farm are a sign of when to ask for God’s help.

7) The wise farmer seeks first to acquire spiritual things then material things. Faith is handed down from generation to generation. Understand the power of an idea whose time has come. Know to prepare the soil for the crops and the soul for the Creator. Plan and  build your future on solid ground.

Be blessed, and then be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana

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