Mowing the lawn is not really an epic feat. Let’s be honest…it’s more of a chore than anything else. But halfway through the uneventful task of trimming the grass, I was taught something pretty significant. The device that runs the back wheels which pushes the lawnmower along gave out, and I was left with a half cut lawn and a heavy piece of machinery.

What do I do?

Well, in my mind there were a couple of options. Leave the grass half cut and blame it on the lawnmower, bother my dad about it who was already dealing with a major debacle with the sprinkler system, or just try to push the damn thing. Needless to say, that lawn looks great. But it took a whole lot of effort in the hot sun to get that grass cut.

But what could I possibly learn from this?

When life gets tough and you run out of natural talent – and the testing times come rolling your way – what are you going to do when life gets tough? Are you going to leave your dreams and goals half realized? Or are you going to keep pushing no matter how significant the fears, doubts, and insecurities are? To me this correlates perfectly to what happened with the lawn today. Realize your final vision or always be left with an unkept piece of your life. The choice is simple.

So keep mowing.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project