Last week’s early snowstorm made me reflect upon nature’s ability to ready itself for the changing climactic influences it faces over time. Many mid-sized trees had failed to shed their leaves in time to create the protective buds that will open into new foliage in the spring. In a similar way, when we’re preparing for upcoming endeavors, our untapped higher-level resources can help us meet any unexpected challenges that might arise.
While all of the larger mature trees in my area had lost their leaves over a month ago, those juvenile trees just hadn’t yet activated the instinct that enables them to lose their leaves in time for nature’s early freeze. Maybe some of those trees were planted at the wrong time of the year or they’re simply in the wrong climactic zone. Well, we’re not trees, but there are some parallels to our higher-level preparedness for unanticipated events.
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