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

Proverbs 24:30-34

I love this proverb because it is exactly the way I think. I see something in the natural realm and learn something in the spiritual. Some wonder why they have a difficult time, they look at others who prosper and wonder why they don’t have that kind of success. It’s not difficult.

If you want to do well in life, follow these simple steps. Be content to start at the bottom and work hard. “Faithfulness in everything” should be your mantra, even when no one is looking. If you look to cut corners and get by with as little as possible, promotion will be slow in coming.

Working hard, showing up early, willing to do the menial tasks — that is what will get a person noticed.

Complaining the job isn’t fair, showing up late, unwilling to do entry level work — that will also get a person noticed. It just won’t be with the same results.

Much of life is a choice. What do you choose?

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