Friday, October 31, 2008

NO SHORTCUTS - You've got to work for it!

In light of the upcoming election and some proclaiming all the things "Government" is going to do for us I think it's time to hear what God's word has to say about the matter.

"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth."

Proverbs 10:4 NIV

When questioned about his incredible success, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, offered these ten insights to anyone starting out. They are worth considering.

(1) Life isn't fair -- get used to it.

(2) The world doesn't care about your self-esteem; it expects you to accomplish something before feeling good about yourself.

(3) You won't make $60K a year right out of school, or be a vice president with a cell phone. You have to earn it.

(4) Do you think your teacher is tough? Wait till you have a boss -- he's not tenured.

(5) Flipping burgers isn't beneath you; your grandparents called it opportunity.

(6) Your parents weren't always boring, it came from feeding you, cleaning your clothes and paying your bills. So before you rush out to save the rain forest from the "parasites" of your parents' generation, try delousing your own closet.

(7) Some schools may have abolished winners and losers, but life hasn't. They may have eradicated "failing grades" and given you as long as you want to get the right answer. This bears no resemblance to reality.

(8) Life isn't divided into semesters. You don't get summers off. Employers aren't interest in helping you "find yourself;" you do that on your own times.

(9) Unlike television, real people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to work.

(10) Be nice to nerds; chances are, you'll end up working for one someday!

The Bible says: "Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth." "The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied" Proverbs 13:4 NIV.

No shortcuts - you've got to work for it!

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Mountain Mama said...

Great post Susan. It's so true. I know some people in their 30s who are still waiting for success to fall in their lap while they are playing computer games. Mercy~!!

Linds said...

I remember reading this somewhere - it is from a speech he made to a graduating class from school, I think. I reckon every kid in the world needs a copy!And a great number of adults too!
Thanks for posting this, Susan!

Melinda said...

I really enjoyed reading this post!

Nancy said...

Very good read Susan, keep up the good work...

It's All Good! said...

Those are good, Susan, and so true. Because everything is so accessible and at our fingertips it's aided in making us a lazy generation. But, we as Christians, rise above. Thank God!
Brenda :)

Mam said...

this is a great post! I know I haven't been visiting much, but am still praying for our nation and the body of Christ. Thank you for stopping in at my blog.
I have been praying so much for Mickey.
God bless you both and your dear ones.

Momma Roar said...

Ah, good things to learn at a young age!

kari and kijsa said...

Have a safe and happy Halloween!
kari & kijsa

MightyMom said...

great post! I may just steal it!

Barbara said...

Yes I remember coming across this before, he is so right.

I guess it will be Wednesday before we know your election results as we are ahead of you timewise. I will be away celebrating three score years and ten but will be very keen to know the results.

Nadine said...

Another great post Susan.

Anonymous said...

It didn't dawn on me that you were posting this as a lesson to vote Republican. I was taught very similar to this, and I agree with it. I think it's the main reason why I wouldn't be comfortable staying home. Because of all these "hard work" lessons when I was a teen, I feel like I must work and not be just a housewife. And, there's definitely truth in how you'll end up ahead if you work hard.

Anonymous said...

This is so good. Amen! Amen! Amen!