Wasting Time

A sluggard does not plow in season;
so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.
                     —Proverbs 20:4

I’d had it up to here with an associate who had been given an easy, but important, assignment. I’d asked for a progress report several times—always receiving a lame excuse. Over a year had passed when I again asked the status of the project. “It’s still in the thinking stage,” he said.

As a friend of mine says, “Thinkin’ about it don’t hoe no cotton.”

The book of Proverbs perceives these nails in the path of the procrastinator . . .

“A lazy person will end up poor” (10:4 NCV).

“Lazy people want much but get little” (13:4 NLT).

“A lazy person is as bad as someone who is destructive” (18:9 TEV).

Napoleon Hill defined procrastination as “the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

There are lots of ways to lose a day,
but no way to get one back.

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