Think a minute…Studies show that the average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work? That means those who use 50% of their effort and ability stand out from the rest.
So the rare few who give their full 100% of strength and smarts to their work become extremely successful. “Most people want the greener grass, but they do not want to pay the higher water bill to get it!”
“No person has ever slept his way to success, since he sleeps through his best opportunities.” While we are sleeping, our talents and abilities sleep with us. The only way to smell sweet success is to wake up so you can work up the ladder to where you can and want to be.
Then after you have reached the level of success you want, work is the only way to stay there and continue enjoying it. Remember, nothing just happens by itself, somebody has to do the work to make it happen. The great music composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Bach did not sit around waiting to get inspired before they started working. They got inspired because they were already working at it daily.
But it’s not enough to work hard. We must also work smart. An important question we need to ask ourselves is what are we working for? Don’t get ripped off by working your whole life for something that does not give you true quality of life.
We need to be smart and get the best deal we can for our lifetime of work. Some people work hard all their lives to get possessions, position and prestige, but inside they are still poor and unhappy. They are unsatisfied and empty because they did not work wisely for the right things.
Our Maker knows that the only way we can enjoy real success and satisfaction is by living His way every day in a close, personal relationship with Him. It does not matter who you are or what you have done, if you will sincerely ask Him with all of your heart, God the Son will forgive you and give you a new life today.
Then each day Jesus will help you work hard and smart to build the life He created you to enjoy. Just think a minute…