STOP AND THINK – Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. (Sam Ewing, newspaper reporter and writer)

When you are faced with a difficult task, something that will require hard work, how do you respond? Ewing suggests three scenarios. Which one describes you best? The person of character will accept the task and will set about to accomplish it as effectively and efficiently as possible. We’d all like to have people with such character work for us.

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23)