There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. (Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author)

Elevators and escalators are welcome inventions for many reasons. Climbing stairs can be exhausting, but Ziglar’s observation is an important reminder to many of us 21st century workers. We need to realize that hard work, like climbing stairs, is required to reach our higher, worthy goals.

Those who work their land will have abundant food. All hard work brings a profit (Proverbs 12:11; 14:23).