Desires of the Diligent

1807, The Book of Trades

Yesterday I read this proverb from the Bible:

"The sluggard craves and gets nothing,
but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied."

This is an interesting proverb. I'm not a sluggard in every way, in fact I am fairly hard-working on a lot of fronts. But on some fronts, I have a tendency to DREAM rather than DO. To be a little corny, I disregard that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I want to make large leaps instead of small hops. But really, many small hops will get you further than one leap. he proverb implies that desire + no action = no results, but

desire + action = fully satisfied desires

It's all about action. Diligence implies careful thought and planning, and consistent effort. Actually, here's the definition of diligence: "constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind."

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