Have you ever bought a product personally or for your business that you thought would profit you but in the end it didn’t?
We’ve all had that experience.
An online promotion says you need to act by a certain time to take advantage of their offer and you make a hasty decision. You lose your time and money acting in haste and end up poorer for it.
In another scenario, you sign up for something legitimate but you’re not diligent about implementing what you bought.
King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived, made this observation.
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit
as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)
Each decision leads somewhere.
Plans of the diligent lead.
Where does each one lead?
If you want to prosper, the answer to this question is critical and one you want to take seriously.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit.
Haste leads to poverty.
Which one do you want in your life?
Do you want to profit?
Do you want to prosper?
If so, then take time to plan where you are going. Rather than act in haste, think through your decisions before you make them. When you see a good deal, pull away and give yourself some space to think about it.
Instead of acting on impulse, think and plan for what you are going to need personally or for your business. Budget your money. Then you won’t be as tempted to be hasty.
When you are diligent to plan and implement, you will find profit for your time and efforts.
Implement this key to success in every area of your life and before you know it, you will prosper in all you do!