Why do I hate weeds? They are ugly and they will take over and kill everything else if I don’t stop them. I pay a yard care company to spray my lawn 4 times each year to kill them.  Yet somehow, I still see them pop up from time to time and have to find ways to get rid of them myself!

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said this about weeds:

30 I walked by the field of a lazy person,
    the vineyard of one with no common sense.
31 I saw that it was overgrown with nettles.
It was covered with weeds,
and its walls were broken down.
32 Then, as I looked and thought about it,
I learned this lesson:
33 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
34 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Proverbs 24:30-34 (NLT)

The same is true for your business and your life. Just as weeds will grow in your lawn, they will grow in the garden of your life and business, eventually killing everything that is good.

These weeds have names:

–         Negative thoughts

–         Memory of past failures

–         Doubt

–         Laziness

–         Caring too much about what the nay-sayers think

–         Deception

–         Poor planning

–         Procrastination

Don’t let these words be spoken over the garden of your life or business.

Consider the words of Jim Rohn:

“You cannot take the mild approach to the weeds in your mental garden. You have got to hate weeds enough to kill them. Weeds are not something you handle; weeds are something you devastate.”

You are the only one who can overcome the weeds.  You are the only one who can prevent the weeds from taking over.


When have you felt the pain of weeds in your business and life?

What helped you overcome these weeds?