By John E Schrock, Business man

(La Red Business Network)

>An empty stable stays clean but there’s no income from an empty stable Proverbs 14:4

The root word of productivity is productive or fertile. It is the result of an activity. To be fertile is to be able to produce or to reproduce. We say good land is fertile land meaning it is valuable because it has the ability to produce. If managed right it can make us wealthy by giving us income from the activity that we manage on it. Like an empty stable that remains clean, no activity produces no income. Land without managed activity cannot make us wealthy. It is the activity or productivity of the land that produces the income. Just like land has ability to produce so God said ‘I have given you power to create wealth’ He did not give us wealth but gave us the ability to get or create it. The key to getting it is activity or productivity. The first command ever given to man was to be fruitful and multiply (produce and reproduce) God created all things, then gave them to man to manage. The outcome of what God created or gave us in our hands.

A banker once visited a farmer, one of his clients. As he drove along the white fences, well-kept buildings and flowered and well-manicured lawn, he was amazed at the beauty of it. He commented to the farmer , “God has given you the most beautiful farm in this valley” The farmer looked at his fields and thought of the hard work and effort it took, and replied, “yeah! He sure has but you should have seen it when he had it by himself” See the potential was in the land and the farmer but it took the productiveness of the farmer to bring it to wealth.

In every man or woman there is a potential home farm or business. It’s up to us to produce it and manage it. God has given us the ability and the energy and supplied us with resources. If we fail it is not his fault. In most cases it’s the lack of productivity. There are three things very important to us if we want to be successful:

  1. Be productive; earn your way through life.
  2. Manage what you produce; take care of it and maintain it.
  3. Do it efficiently; measure your quantity and quality.

The key to effectiveness is to manage hard work and productivity on one side, with control and stewardship on the other side. We should never stand back and be satisfied with just being organized. Organisation without productivity equals failure. Many times production is made up of ‘managing messes’ We   should see beauty in a certain amount of disorganization it is a sign of someone working. Building creates sawdust and dirt. A clean stable has no horses. We cannot be productive without having some type of disorder.

Many big corporations are learning some hard facts: too many unproductive, organized chiefs (clean stables) spend most of their benefit programs, and are not being productive. That’s why we down-size. Being productive may not seem to be in style, and it may seem unorganized at times, but it still works best for the bottom line. Thank God for horses messing up the stable_ they generate income.

*This Principle is part of the one year character development program: Foundation For Achievement.


Success comes when we fall in love with the work it takes to fulfill our dreams.



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