Here is a story as told of a fellow who applied for assistance at the welfare office. The official asked, ‘Why do you need financial aid?’
He replied, ‘Because I’m having trouble with my eyes.’
The official asked, ‘What’s the nature of your eye trouble?’ The man replied, ‘I just can’t see myself going to work every day.’
A sluggard isn’t a person who would work but can’t find a job; a sluggard is a person who could work but won’t.
And every sluggard has eye trouble & it doesn’t bother him as long as somebody else is doing the work.
President Theodore Roosevelt was right when he said: ‘Extend pity to no man because he has to work. If he’s worth his salt, he’ll work. I envy the man who has work worth doing, and does it well…far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.’
Somehow we’ve lost the spirit, if not the letter of President Roosevelt’s thinking.
Ask any employer and they will tell you that someone who’ll work, work hard, do the job right, and finish the task, is getting harder to find.