The Art of Pruning: Cultivating Growth in Leadership and Life

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Hi, this is Darren Fisher, and I’m back on the vlog here talking about pruning. For those of you who are unfamiliar, pruning is the process of trimming away different aspects of—usually, it’s done for trees or with branches or limbs. So you prune things away. I do it with my roses.

The purpose of pruning is to take away the things that are dead or getting some nutrients, and using those nutrients inside the plant can now go to the healthier things. So you’re basically enhancing the things that are growing, and you’re cutting off the things that aren’t.

We, as human beings, are pruned too.

Some things in our lives we need to let go of. It can be certain types of customers we have or clients, or it can be certain products that need to be pruned. And we need to be pruned.

So, in the process of being pruned, the things that are having the greatest value or greatest impact, you’re able to give more to that. So why am I talking about this?

Well, pruning doesn’t feel well. Sometimes we think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m losing this person in my life. Or I’m losing this thing,’ and I’m thinking it’s going to really hurt me, but in the end, it’s actually going to be better. You just have to go through the process of that pruning.

And so, as a leader, know that pruning is good. It may be painful, but it’s good for you.

You may need to do some self-pruning, or sometimes life will prune things for you because, in the end, you can be much better and stronger. You can get much better if you get pruned.

So, those of you who are going through that process, be patient with yourself. Give yourself some grace and understand in the end, it’s going to produce a much better product.

Alright, I love hearing from everybody. This is Darren Fisher from Spearity, signing out and saying have a great rest of your week.

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