There was a time in my life when I was highly motivated, eager to reach my full potential. Unfortunately, I now experience periods of apathy, not caring how productive I am on my days off. Like a malaise, time ticks away while reclining in my chair. Before I can snap out of it, another day is flushed down the toilet.
While watching a reality show last, Jon Taffer, host of Bar Rescue, reached out to a family owned business in Staten Island, New York. Initially successful, three brothers let their establishment become inundated with a motley crew of bikers. In desperate need of an intervention, Jon uses tough love to convict this family of their inadequacies. When push comes to shove, you either need to stand up to face your fears or your dreams will be flushed down the toilet.
If you find yourself heading in the wrong direction, accountability from a co-worker or friend is essential to stay on track. Proverbs 27:17 suggests that accountability sharpens those who engage in and practice it. Therefore, if you don’t want another day to be lost to idle time, get involved now by meeting a friend in need. Unless you do, there’s a good possibility that another day will be flushed down the toilet.
by Jay Mankus