Most businness people worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship. As a result, their meaning and values in life are distorted. Their relationships are terrible and their lifestyles are aimless. Let's listen to the richest and wisest man who ever lived. His name was Solomon. He addressed the question, "So what people get in this life for all their hard work and anxiety?" Solomom talked about the extreme type of worker - the Lazy Worker, whose motto is: "It's better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all!" But Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes, "Fools fold their hands, leading them to ruin." He gave counsel to the Lazy Worker on how to succeed by writing down six attitudes of successful people:
1. Work Enthusiastically
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might....Ecclesiastes 9:10
2. Work with Integrity
A good reputation reputation is more valuable than costly perfume...Ecclesiastes 7:1
3. Work Skillfully
Ifmthe ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success....Eccesiastes 10:10
Thought: Work smarter, not harder.
4. Work Efficiently
There is a right time and a way to do everything...Ecclesiastes 8:6
Thought: Write down your goals. If you aim at nothing, you will hit nothing.
5. Work Cooperatively
Two are better offmthan one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out aknd help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble....Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Thought: Be a team player
6. Work Persistently
Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you dont know if profit will come from one activity or another - or maybe both....Ecclesiates 11:6
Thought: Successful people dont know how to quit. They have the ability to keep on going for five more minutes. If at first you dont succeed, welcome to the human race. Dont quit!
One final thought: It's not how much you work, it's how you work that makes a difference.
WHAT MAKES A WINNER.