The Richest Man Who Ever Lived.
This afternoon's blog is going to be short, and full of paraphrasing from the book. I'm not going to cut and paste entire passages, but I thought I'd share a few things from it with you, my faithful readers. All 100 of you.
Steven Scott, the author, writes about Solomon, the king from the Bible, the son of David. In it, he discusses the secrets to Solomon's success and how he ended up being who he was. Obviously, it's a book laced with powerful scripture, but even moreso, there are key passages focusing on doing "what it takes" to have success in this life.
Now, to a lot, success is only defined by money/riches. I can attest it is so much more, but he does hit on one key skill that most fail at and the one thing you need to adopt now: Diligence.
Solomon was diligent to the nth degree. In fact, his diligence lead to riches that are truly beyond comprehension. If Solomon were alive today, his wealth would make him the world's only Trillionaire. Yes, Trillionaire. His gold reserves alone were worth Billions in today's dollars. It's truly an astounding thing.
Here's the literal definition of diligence: A learned skill that combines creative persistence, a smart working effort, rightly planned and rightly performed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
According to the book, all you need to do is follow Solomon's recipe for developing that skill. Simple as that.
If it sounds too good to be true, it might be a little... granted, just a little. True diligence involves so many qualities, which is why it's so uncommon.
It's human nature to follow the path of least resistance. I've done it. We've all done it. However, we need to chase diligence with passion because without it, we can lose everything and everyone.
Here is a piece of Scripture to leave you with: The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor. - Proverbs 12:24
Solomon wrote The Proverbs, you know... not some guy in China in the 6th century. With that, go get the book. To say it's inspiring is an understatement.