You might think I am about to tell you just to redefine weeding in your mind, and it will take the work out of it. I’m not.
Weeding is hard.
It’s hard for me. It’s hard for you. It’s hard for professional landscapers and farmers. People have been murdered over weeds. Weeding is reality, and it can get overwhelming quickly.
But for the everyday gardener, reframing weeding as winning is really about the habits successful people develop.
One of my coworkers went through a phase where he listened to a lot of podcasts about successful people and what a typical day was like for them. He asked me a question I have heard before, “Do you meditate?” I told him I don’t.
He thought for a second then asked me how I start my day.
I get my tea, round up the kids and go to the garden. He asked what I do in the garden. Pull weeds, mostly. HA! That’s it. He said successful people start their day with a “win”.
Weeding is my win.
I really appreciate someone pointing that out to me. It inspires me to share that thought with you. Oh and true confessions, I haven’t always been perfect, but I pretty much crave going to the garden to pull at least one little weed or straighten up one tilting plant every day.
My actual win today is clipping all of my chives before they go to seed. It took about five minutes. I learned my lesson with this one last year.
It makes me curious. If you think about your morning, do you start your day with a win? What is your win? PG-rated, of course.
“Weeding is winning” is a follow-up to “Do you meditate? Not exactly.”
Let me know what you think.