I saw this sign at a local food chain yesterday:
Last time I checked, being “sold out” meant you were selling things…which was good for business. Right?
And if business is going so well that you’re selling out of supplies, shouldn’t you be looking for more suppliers?
I’m convinced that many people are just hunting for excuses to not do what they need to do. Even when all of the signs are pointing in the same direction. It’s easier to find excuses than it is to do the hard work required to be successful.
There’s rarely anything magical about success.
It’s more often about hard work, even when nobody else is looking, than it is about you being in the right place at the right time. (before you comment, know that I’m not taking God out of this equation at all. He’s sovereign, and chooses what He wants to do…but I don’t think that God rewards laziness.)
Don’t let a lack of supplies become your excuse.
Don’t let a lack of volunteers become your excuse.
Don’t let a shortage of financial resources become your excuse.
Don’t let a hater’s discouragement become your excuse.
Don’t let, “We’ve never done it like that before” become your excuse.
Do the hard work, even when it’s not fun.
In the end, it’s worth it.