Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. – Proverbs 31:31

Work Ethic

Are you feeling worn out? Are you using that worn out feeling as an excuse for not doing the things you know you should be doing? There’s a story of a Harvard University freshman who was late handing in an assignment. He came to his professor’s office to explain:

“I’m sorry, sir,” he said, “but I wasn’t feeling well.” The Dean replied, “Young man, please bear in mind that by far the greater part of the world’s work is carried on by people who are not feeling very well.

Isn’t that the truth? Who have you encountered that went the extra mile in spite of feeling less than 100%? A parent? a fellow worker? A community leader? A friend at church?

Are you lacking motivation, energy, or drive? Don’t wait on your feelings. Act and see if you don’t feel better.

Steve Arterburn

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal . . . or any  goal.” – Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)