[Quote] Idleness breeds bad habits ...

Posted by Celena Barton on November 21, 2019 - 11:20am

I believe if we take the action taught to us, put in the persistence required of us, and stay focused on our whys, we can give our families the financial security and stability we’d wish them to have.

This is what I mean:

You can have, do, or be anything you wish, but you must also help yourself. . .

Reading his book quite recently, I came across this quote of P. T. Barnum’s and couldn’t help but be reminded of what I was often told as a child, “God helps those who help themselves.” (Huh?)

As a child, I certainly did not understand that concept one iota. However, as an adult with the privilege of raising my own two daughters, I absolutely do get it now and have tried to teach it to them. On one of our walls is an embroidered picture of two birds pecking at seeds on the ground. The quote therein states, “God gives every bird his food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”

So, Yes! You can have, do, or be anything you set your mind to — but don’t expect it to happen without a little action from your own self! (Or as I was also told as a child – “Put some elbow grease in it!”)

Make it a great day!

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~Earl Nightingale


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Nice Blog post Celena, Great Quotes, simple to under, and true nothing begets nothing! Action must be taken to get anywhere in life or to fulfill a goal.
November 23, 2019 at 5:52am
Thank you! I'm a bit addicted to quotes - so much can be learned from one simple sentence. :-)
November 23, 2019 at 8:38am
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