Business Bible Verse about planning and diligence – Proverbs 21:5

February 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Business Bible Verses, Ethics

direction-road“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5

In business, we should not become careless and in a hurry. We should posses the virtue of patience and diligence. Business success is not instantly achieved. It should be carried out with sacrifices and endurance to attain long-term success. Intelligence, talents and skills are not enough without diligence. Remember the story of the turtle and the rabbit? The two agreed to have a race. The rabbit has all the advantage since he is so fast compare to the turtle. Because of that advantage, the rabbit just sleep under the three after surpassing the turtle during the middle of the race, thinking the turtle is too slow and he can win the race even if he will sleep for a while. In the end, the rabbit got sleep without realizing that the turtle had already reached the finish line courtesy of the turtle’s constant diligence. The turtle’s tiny and slow but constant and in order steps brought him in victory on his race over the fast but lazy and proud rabbit.

The verse is emphasizing the process of planning – the plans of a diligent person and the plans of a person who is hasty. There is a saying that a good result is a product of a good process. That is why a good plan is a very important key to attain success. It is in our plan that our execution and result will depend. Planning is the process of organizing your goals and procedures to achieve these goals. It should be accomplished systematically (with the S.M.A.R.T factors: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and trackable). Your plan will be your map and direction to your goal. A carefully made plan will surely bring you to success while an action without a good plan will bring you to failure. Just imagine sailing in the ocean without a map and a compass… will you be able to reach your destination efficiently and accurately?

The diligent person discreetly plans and executes this plan accordingly. In the contrary, a hasty person moves quickly without planning carefully, thinking that they can reach their goals instantly. Most people in poverty today lives on dreaming and hoping that someday they become instantaneously rich by means of luck or by means of a miracle. They dream but they don’t execute what is completely executable to achieve their dreams. They don’t realize that the true miracles already happened since they were born – the miracles of life, reason and freedom to choose.

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