I am not very good at planning ahead. While I am great at outlining and presenting information, I tend to be very seat-of-the-pants when it comes to getting things done.
I admit it. I am easily distracted, poor at prioritizing, and terrible at follow through. It is a great mystery to me how I am even able to earn a living sometimes.
So, I really need to take the proverbial advice here and learn from the ant.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise.
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
– Proverbs 6:6-8
Planning ahead, especially when it comes to finances, isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Having been caught unprepared in past years, I am even doing all my planning and work for Christmas in the summer now.
I tell myself that I am getting better and I really do believe that it’s true.
So, listen to some good advice, do the wise thing, and plan ahead. Be more of a saver and less of a spender. Be especially careful not to spend what you don’t have.
Then you will be just that much more ready for whatever the future might hold.
Go to the ant, consider its ways, and be wise.
See also: Warnings Against Folly – Proverbs 6
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