A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone who at the time was sharing their frustration about how hard it was to watch their family member be unmotivated, or the word she used was lazy.
Since then, I have been thinking about the missing ingredient of diligence in the lives of people. Growing up in the ‘get rich quick’ era and seeing millionaires made overnight with what would seem to be little effort can be deceiving for many.
The truth is that if you study successful people, you find hard working people. Willing to put themselves into something with great intensity until it bears their desired outcome. They don’t take a ‘No Work, All Reward’ approach to things. And neither can you.
If you want to see success in your life, you must examine the areas where you don’t put in work to get things done. Is your relationship with your wife suffering? Then I ask you, how much work are you putting towards your relationship with her?
Take a moment to survey all the pertinent areas of your life to determine if you need to apply some good old-fashioned work to reap the result you want. You see wherever you cease to be diligent, you will cease to see reward. It’s up to you to make a difference in any area that you want to see greater happening. You might just find that a little diligence goes a long way to that end.