Over the last 6 weeks, we have explored 6 habits that will help you Win the Day.
Winning the day will look a little different for each of you, but when you put these into practice, big things will happen!
Now, for our final habit, you have to Seed the Clouds. How? By taking proactive measures today that will produce desired outcomes tomorrow. Simply put, sow today what you want to see tomorrow! Identify the daily rituals that have the highest return on investment and then daily habits that are high leverage points, and then prioritize them.
On a hot July day in 1946, Vincent Schaefer took off in a single propeller plane with six pounds of dry ice. He flew into a cumulus cloud and released the dry ice. The result? A chemical reaction that catalyzed snow crystals. This was all the result of a series of experiments that Schaefer had been conducting at the General Electric Research Laboratory.
“You can seed the clouds with something as simple as a smile. You can shift the atmosphere with your attitude. You can alter the trajectory of someone’s life with a small act of kindness. You seed the clouds with every sacrifice you make, every risk you take.
In 1987, Howard Shultz was provided the opportunity to purchase a small chain of coffee shops called Starbucks. While it may seem like a no brainer now, the $4 million dollar price tag at the time was a lot to swallow. Shultz took a risk, poured his life into these shops and created the coffee experience that we know today. 5 years later, Starbucks went public and on June 26, 1992 was the second most actively traded stock on the NASDAQ. By closing bell, it’s market capitalization was $273 million dollars.
When we take calculated risks and seed the clouds, the outcomes are astounding. It takes consistency and perseverance, but when you stick with something long enough, and keep pushing those boundaries, you have no limit as to what you can accomplish.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant! Every. Single. Day.
“You can accomplish almost anything if you work at it long enough, hard enough and smart enough!”
Go win the day!
If you’d like to check out the book that I’m working through, here is the link! Win The Day
Batterson, Mark. Win the Day: Seven Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. Multnomah, 2020.