Defeat Laziness and Achieve Anything

Defeat Laziness and Achieve Anything! -  Steve Wickham

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8
Many have problems with motivation. Truth be known we all have to learn how to work; it never comes naturally, not to anyone. Yet, we often look at the self-motivated person in awe as if they were especially blessed. Perhaps they have been blessed, but not with anything other than the knowledge that a good day's work is reward all its own!
Why do people choose the easy way out when time and again they'll feel the sting of the negative consequences? -- Failure to achieve, the wrath of authority figures, a messy life etc. These sorts of people never really learn -- until they do. The sluggard is the type of fool who chooses not to learn. They're prefer sleep and can't be bothered spending themselves for their own (or others') benefit. Everything stands against them as a result. There is no blessing for the lazy person. They may crave but invariably nothing comes. Yet, the sluggard is wiser than seven others who answer discreetly (discretion is a valence of the wise).
The sluggard is commanded to go to the ant to learn (finally) how to work. What do ants do that's so special? They work... little by little they work. One grain of sand at a time. One piece of food at a time, they march on and on and on. And so it is with us. If we employ this diligence to our work, we achieve! The longer we go with this strategy the more we success we accumulate.
Rarely is there a magic bullet in life and the same applies to becoming motivated. The old Nike by-line, Just Do It, is so relevant it's not funny. Do one thing at a time; whether it's weight loss or earning a degree or saving for a car or home, add one thing to another... to another, and the principles of achievement are suddenly being applied and success is rapidly within sight. It's the truth.

Copyright © 2008, Steven John Wickham.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide.Steve Wickham is a safety and health professional (BSc) and a qualified lay Christian minister (GradDipDiv). His passion in vocation is facilitation and coaching; encouraging people to soar to a higher value of their potential. Steve's key passion is work / life balance and re-creating value for living and an exploration of the person within us, and especially the breaking of gener ational curses.Article Source:  Article Source:

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