“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
The Man Who Planted Trees is an inspiring short story that I’ve enjoyed reading and re-reading many times. It is a testament to the power of one man to transform the world and to touch thousands of lives, even if no one knows who he is. It also shows us how happy we can be without the frantic clutter of modern life when our lives are lived in service to others. To me, the story is impressive both at face value and as an allegory of our business and our lives.
During my recent time of planning, I was reminded that the most powerful planning is when we invest our time in activities that will pay off for years to come, not just in the short term.
As a gift to you, here is an illustrated version of the story in PDF form:
Steve Johnsen is a marketing strategist, a business coach, and the Founder of Cloud Mountain Marketing. He is also the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller, 5 Easy Steps to Make Your Website Your #1 Employee.