What do you see? Lemon or lemonade

by Rumbidzai Mashavave

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Galatians 6:9

The situations and circumstances we face in the  journey of life can be exhausting and leave you weary and on the brink of giving up or even giving up. After attempting several entrepreneur activities I threw in the towel. My mind and my body were exhausted. I did not understand how and where I got it wrong. I put in the hard work 101% even if it meant spending the day watering my green pepper plants with a 20 litre bucket when I could no longer afford paid labor as the crop had missed its harvest period due to miscellaneous problems that come with agriculture. In addition, I put in the background research.


What else could I have possibly done to make it work? I saw lemons represented by failure, financial and time loss, time I can never recover- the end of the road as I thought.

But it was not the end of the road. The wealth of knowledge I had accumulated in business, service providers and market analysis helped individuals interested in the business. I only realized this massive wealth of wisdom when someone inquired of the business and couldn’t stop talking.  I had the budgets, cash flows, market knowledge etc. Out of my business failures, I gained knowledge I shared as a friend and as a consultant and a lot on –What not to do!- my lemonade was the accumulated knowledge! Knowledge  is potential power, regardless of how it is gained.

Giving up should never be an option. Instead of seeing the failures and what is lost. Look at what has been gained in the process, the lessons learnt, the relationships built that will go a long way into your future OR the relationships lost that were hazardous.

Tatutsani motivation

So do not grow weary in good doing, keep on keeping on, give your self time to reflect realign but do not give up. 

Recommended Read: Soar: Build your vision from the ground up by T.D Jakes

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