Don't Be Lazy

Dr. Charles S. Mims By Dr. Charles S. Mims, 8th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/36fftp34/
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In days gone by if a man didn’t work he didn’t eat. These days that may or may not happen, it just depends on how much government assistance you can get. A lazy man will never achieve success.

Don't Be Lazy

Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich. (Proverbs 10:4, NLT)


These are some (allegedly) real-life examples of what NOT to put on a resume.

 "Disposed of $2.5 billion in assets."

 "Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store."

 "My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable."

 "Education: Curses in liberal arts, curses in computer science, curses in accounting."

 "Personal: Married, 1992 Chevrolet."

 "I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse."

 "I am a rabid typist."

 "Exposure to German for two years, but many words are not appropriate for business."

 "Personal interests: Donating blood. 15 gallons so far."

 "I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely nothing and absolutely no one."

 "References: None, I've left a path of destruction behind me."

 "Don't take the comments of my former employer too seriously, they were unappreciative beggars and slave drivers."

 "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I possess no training in meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage."

 "I procrastinate - especially when the task is unpleasant."

 "I am loyal to my employer at all costs. Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice-mail."

 "Qualifications: No education or experience."

 "Accomplishments: Oversight of entire department."

 Extensive background in accounting. I can also stand on my head!"

Some of these are obvious typographical errors, but you have to wonder if some of them were intentional. Getting out of work is full time occupation for some folks.
It is easy to get lazy, and laziness is one of those things that we all experience in our lives from time to time. It’s a disease that strikes us when we least expect it, unless of course we are just naturally lazy then we work hard at it.

What is it that you hate to do the most? What job causes you to run for cover? Maybe it is cutting the grass, or doing the dishes. Maybe you just don’t like to do any work! Whatever it is, that is the job you should tackle first so that your procrastination doesn’t become laziness.

In days gone by if a man didn’t work he didn’t eat. These days that may or may not happen, it just depends on how much government assistance you can get. A lazy man will never achieve success.

As Christians our greatest witness to the world is the job they see us do every day. One of the best ways to witness is to work hard at every task and give your employer the same level of work you would give God Himself. If we are seen to be lazy, then we have damaged our worth to the cause of Christ.

Don’t be lazy!

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Hard Work, Job, Laziness

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
Charles Mims has been the pastor at South Peninsula Baptist Church in the heart of Daytona Beach for fifteen years.

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