The practice of
waiting for a better time to start doing what is
important has destroyed dreams and relegated great
potential to oblivion. Waiters are not doers. Never
confuse the virtue of patience with the dream buster
of procrastination. St. Augustine said, “God has
promised you forgiveness for your repentance but not
tomorrow for your procrastination.”
All you need to get started is listen, think and act on the
words of Dr. Benjamin Mays: “It must be borne in mind that the
tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The
tragedy of life lies in not having a goal to reach for. It isn’t
a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity
not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your
ideal. It is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a
disgrace not to reach your stars, but it is a disgrace to have
no stars to reach for”
Chapter 8 of Overcoming Buffaloes at Work & in Life: What You
Need to Increase Productivity, Overcome Setbacksand Stay
Motivated and Focused Without Leaving Your Life Behind is
about the principle of Planting in Dry Season. It is the story
of Kangundo, Kenya, where there are two seasons, rainy and dry.
plow and plant corn during the dry season when the
soil is loose and easy to turn. With the corn seeds in
the ground, farmers know their crop will germinate
when rain falls. Planting in the dry season also
ensures that the corn seeds are not unearthed by
squirrels because it impossible for them to tell which
spots have seeds and which do not when the soil is
The goals you set and work on in your “dry” season will
determine the quality of your life when the “dry” season
is a past incident.
My first seed of a better future was to own a watch. I
still recall, as if it were just yesterday, when I first
saw a man wearing a watch. That inspired me so much that I
started making paper watches by the time I was in the 6th
To plant in your dry season for your professional and personal life, evaluate
where you are today. Is your life balanced in personal, professional and
spiritual aspects or are you moving forward in one area when everything else is
crumbling? Are you where you would like to be in your professional endeavor,
living a life of purpose, knowing that what you do is more than a career and you
would do it whether there were monetary returns or not?
Here are more insights, not covered in the book, about the principle of doing
things before circumstances force you to.
Have unwavering faith that your “seeds” will germinate,
grow and bear fruits. Get to work as if there were no
option other than seeing your dreams become a reality. If
a man had the audacity to build an ark in a desert,
expecting floods, why not do something with your faith?
What you do counts when you and/or someone else (or your
organization or community) benefits from it. Add value
with ideas on how to cut costs, improve customer service
or discover new market opportunities. Always do what needs
done, even if it’s not in your job description, to get the
job done. That’s how you become a man or woman of value.
Accept 100% responsibility as the CEO of your life and
anything pertaining to it. Your acts are your “seeds.”
when they are planted, how and why—you are in charge.
You must connect your current efforts and opportunities
with the future you expect. In Overcoming Buffaloes at
Work and in Life, I tell a story of a man who refused to
buy a tie because he was in a desert and needed water and
food. Later he found out that he wouldn’t be allowed enter
the premises where water and food were served without a
In Overcoming Buffaloes at Work and in Life, I tell
a story of a man who refused to buy a tie because he was
in a desert and needed water and food. Later he found out
that he wouldn’t be allowed enter the premises where water
and food were served without a tie.
Know why you want to achieve each goal, the resources you
already have to get started, what you will need that you
don’t have, when you expect to achieve the goal and how
you will know you have achieved it. And then get started.
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Why change from what we are already doing?
I am not the manager or CEO-why ask me?
This is not my business, I just work here
I wish I can have time for my children
The unexpected challenges are comparable to the appearance
of African buffaloes in villages without warning,
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livelihood of villagers and leaving them feeling insecure
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Native of Kenya, Africa, and resident of Idaho since
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