I am fascinated by the concept of sowing and reaping.
Jim Rohn did an excellent job of telling the parable of the sower and the soils.
In 2006, I heard David Jeremiah talk about "The Laws of the Harvest", which he summarized as follows:
An explanation of The Law of Increase comes from 2 Corinthians 9:6:
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.
In Og Mandino's "The Greatest Salesman in the World," we learn that of the ten scrolls, Scroll III was "I Will Persist Until I Succeed." (link)
This isn't to say that we should keep beating our heads against brick walls. To me, the most meaningful part of Darren Hardy's January 2014 blog post was this(1):
Solution. Start with what people want. Don’t invent something no one cares about. You have to add value where pain or a need exists. Then change the game by providing the solution (e.g., Netflix vs. Blockbuster, Starbucks vs. Folgers, Pandora vs. radio).
The original parable (in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8) is spiritually directed.
But it is important in trucking, too.
Questions you can ask yourself are:
Even if you are an ambitious sower and you have excellent seed,
Your job as an ambitious sower is to keep sowing.
Eventually, your excellent seed will fall on good soil.
Ask yourself questions like these:
Remember: You will use money every day.
Only you can decide.
As long as you're a trucker, I encourage you to let the sowing and reaping cycle continue profitably.
Note: This article -- which was originally written and published on January 15, 2014, by Vicki Simons -- was updated slightly in 2018.
1. http://darrenhardy.success.com/2014/01/game-changer/#more-11873 (no longer online)