14 Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
Proverbs 12:14 (NLT)
Our words are very powerful. If we are careful with our words and speak wise words, they can bring us benefits. Hard work generally leads to rewards. And it is definitely better than lazy work or no work at all. You can’t expect to succeed without hard work. Behind every successful person is a whole bunch of pain, struggle, and hard work that you might not have seen.
There’s a story about an artist who was sitting on the beach painting a beautiful painting of the ocean. A bystander was watching from start to finish. It took the talented artist maybe twenty minutes to finish the beautiful masterpiece of the ocean. The bystander asked if he could purchase the painting. The artist said, “It’s for sale for $1000.” The bystander balked and said, “but it only took you twenty minutes!” The artist replied, “yes, but it took an entire lifetime to get good enough to finish in twenty minutes.”
Hard work pays off.