The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. – Proverbs 22:13
“Get there before the other man. Work harder than the other man. Stay later than the other man.”
My pastor repeatedly taught me these three maxims many years ago. He repeated them to the point that when I suspected the subject of work may come up, I would start hearing these words in my mind before he said them. At the time I found it frustrating. But over the last 25 years I have come to appreciate them more and more.
The slothful man will pour all his energy into creating excuses to not work. He fears the imaginary dangers outside his
People today, as always, make excuses to avoid hard
One problem is the perception that the priority of work is to earn. While we must work to live, there is a deeper necessity for work. God has created us to work. Adam
Another important motivation is personal responsibility. We must accept that society owes us nothing, and we are responsible for our own success.
As soon as I stop making excuses, recognise a divine purpose behind work, and take personal responsibility, then I will find a joy and degree of success otherwise impossible.