According to author Rich Brott, it is human nature to want something for nothing; or at least to receive a maximum amount of return for a minimum amount of effort. The old adage notes that we should work smarter, not harder. There is no doubt that the industrial revolution changed society forever. But is there ever a legitimate excuse to not continue working hard? But the bottom line is this. For you to be successful with consistency, you will have to give up the ever present desire to live a life of leisure, fulfilling every personal whim and want, and choose to remain productive for a good part, if not all of your life. God honors hard work. He honors productivity. It is the author's belief that God's method for success is to bless the good productive work ethics of ordinary people.