The Law of Production says you won’t be happy if you don’t produce.
Being productive is a major part of happiness that is often overlooked. Becoming a valuable part of society builds an overwhelming sense of self-worth. Not only can you develop this sense of fulfillment through society in general, but in your job, your community, your family, and your circle of friends. Making something you’re proud of is a critical part of happiness.
Some of the most miserable people I’ve ever met are unfortunately some of the most slothful people I can envision. To me they seem to be leading lives of quite depression. They have no sense of pride and confidence has sunken below sea level. Nothing seems to be getting better, yet they aren’t doing anything to better themselves. They just wait for things to change. They wait for things to get better.
For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. You get better by producing something you can be proud of. You can develop a sense of pride by putting in an honest day’s work. You can stand back and look at what you’ve accomplished and feel good about it. Let me tell you, the SLEEP OF A LABORING MAN IS SWEET.
I’ve heard people say that if they won the lottery or suddenly became a millionaire that they would never work another day in their life. That’s probably why the good Lord makes sure that never happens. He wants you to produce.
I’m an amateur on the Bible, but here’s how the story goes. Jesus walks into town. On the way in He notices a fig tree. He asks his followers if it has any fruit. They say, “No, master this particular tree doesn’t.” He immediately curses the tree and it dies.
A tree that isn’t producing is useless. It’s just taking up useful space. Why let a useless tree take up the desk or territory or area or position or even the ground? The reason people are unhappy when they don’t produce is that they are dying. We are designed to be productive.
Still an amateur, the story goes. A nobleman goes to a distant land. While he’s gone he gives his servants money (talents) to use. When he returns he asks the first one how he has put his talents to work and discovered he had made ten times the amount. The second one approaches and tells him that he has increased his money by five. The third tells the master he has not produced anything because he was afraid. Notice what the master said, “You WICKED servant.”
So there you have it. When you are unproductive ancient scripture describes it as WICKED. Here’s a personal tip that has helped me get through some tough times. When you feel yourself developing a negative attitude and your demeanor starts to darken, GET BUSY!