Compromise No More

Daddy Mack was the personification of un-productivity. His life was characterized by disappointment and failure. Inability and indifference resulted in him drifting from job to job. He landed the job of door-to-door collecting of delinquent bills in the community. Soon his lack of productivity showed. One of his employees decided to follow him and see why. About noon time he was found sleeping in a boxcar.

He promptly lost that job. Shocked and embarrassed, he began to consider his plight. He had a dear wife and children to support. Reality awakened him to reality. Inspired dissatisfaction awakened him from his state of lethargy and inefficiency. The shroud of apathy was removed, and a new, motivated person was awakened. 

He became one of the most productive and best loved entrepreneurs in the area. Dedication and diversification enabled him to be highly successful. 

Like him, your individual analysis can enable anyone to become a different and better person. It may not lead to business success, but it can lead to a more content and fulfilled person. It may come about as a result of a crisis, tragedy, loss, or other unsettling thing. However, it may simply be because of a renewed desire to be a better person.

Daddy Mack had a positive plus in his life to motivate the new man to use his God given abilities and instincts to emerge. He had a background of faith in the Lord. Any person having such has a matchless attribute.

Procrastination, putting things off, was the principle short circuit that kept the generator of genius from working. Hang the slogan, “Do it now,” on the peg board of your mind.

The Earl of Chesterfield is credited with saying, 

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

It might be added, never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. You might enjoy it so much today you will want to do it again tomorrow.

Resolve to be a self-starter. Commit this to memory and ask it of yourself when prone to procrastinate: “If not me, who? “If not now, when?” “If not here, where?” 

To stem the tide that opposes you drop your anchor on this:

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (II Corinthians 4: 16)