“Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.”
Lazy people want to know how much they can get for the least amount of work. They live for sitting around, watching TV, drinking beer, and partying. The only thing they work hard at is playing the system—figuring out how to get the government to pay their bills, using their friends’ benefits to get freebies, finding loopholes and workarounds in the rules, and so on. They’re never satisfied with their job or their wage. Meanwhile, their employer is waiting for an opportunity to get rid of them.
Hard workers want to know how to become more productive each day. They live clean, disciplined lives. They work hard at what they do, and work even harder at educating themselves to develop their talents so they can make a greater impact. They’re content with a fair wage. They love their job and believe they must earn the right to come back to work tomorrow. They become critical assets to their employers and add value in every relationship. They’re rich in every way.
Which one are you? If you’re on the bottom or somewhere in the middle, start looking for the joys in discovering how much you can accomplish each day.