To be hardworking is not only good but important, however, one thing comes before it.
One of the ingredients of success is hard work, however, there’s also an important ingredient of success that comes before hard work.
It is as important as success itself. The Holy Book said something in Proverbs 21:5, Good news Translation.
“Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough”.
Another interesting and inspiring area is Proverbs. 16:3 where it says
“Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out”.
One important thing that comes before hard work is planning. It does not just stop at planning but careful planning.
Have you ever wondered why you work so hard yet nothing to show for it? Maybe you have not planned. It could also mean that you have planned, but not carefully.
It is an obvious truth that the most hard-working person is not the wealthiest. Plan carefully before you begin that project, before you embark on that journey, it is important to plan. Even before you start raising children, it is important to plan.
However, it is also pertinent to know that if you plan and do not work hard, the result will not be fruitful. So I’ll rather say, you plan and then work hard. That’s when success comes, not just success but good success.
Going back to Proverbs, “Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out”.
There’s a place of concrete planning, whether short term or long term planning, but guess what! There’s also a place for carrying out your plans according to the biblical reference above.
Make up your mind to start making that plan. For me, I plan for virtually everything, even sleeping.