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Why Is It Not Okay To Labor in Vain?

I am sometimes guilty of being a “Ponderer of Phenomenon“, simply put I think about things a lot and all the things associated with that thing. Sometimes that is good; while at times admittedly I have suffered “Paralysis by Analysis“.

So as I began to ponder about Labor Day and what it means to me, and what I think it means to this country; sure enough, like clockwork, I started thinking about a few things that made me realize,
why it’s not okay to labor in vain?

Labor Day, is the first Monday in September, and was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It makes up a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Yeah… I know.

Now when I began to dwell upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday, I can’t help but to think about our current economic state here in America.

Don’t get me wrong I am not all doom and gloom; but I think we should be more aware of who or what we labor for, in my humble opinion the order is God, Family, and Country.

So what should we do? How to we get back to basics? How do we improve our country’s credit rating? Well, I don’t have all the answers, but I believe it is a process.

In a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, entitled: “Why Raise An Entrepreneurial Generation?”, I touched on the fact that we should NOT rely on “big business”, the government hand-outs, or campaign promises to stimulate the economy.

If we would just stimulate the economy in our own homes then we would stimulate the economy in our cities, states, nation, and so on? I mean aren’t we the leaders of the “FREE World” – well theoretically anyway? Think about how we got that way.

Remember this country is only just over a couple of hundred years old and has not been around as long as China, India, England, Italy, and so forth. We rose out of nothing to become everything – to the point where if you want to succeed in international business you must speak our language.

Today as I, just like you, probably will be hanging out eating some great healthy grilled food, wakeboarding, water balloon fighting, swimming, or just near the Dames Point Bridge celebrating the freedom’s that our men and women in the US Military served and fought for, as I once did.

I will also undoubtedly be thinking about what we should do to get back to making this country great, strong, and vibrant – by starting with stimulating my household economy so I don’t labor in vain, by building someone’s else wealth and retirement without building my own first.

I hope you found value in today’s post and I look forward to receiving your comments and connecting with you.

Talk to you soon!

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8 thoughts on “Why Is It Not Okay To Labor in Vain?

  1. Yep, that’s very true. USA is not in the field as much as many other European contries, but still you guys managed to rise up and make the great country.

    Hopefully I will reach USA by the end of the year and join you in success.

    Best regards from Belgrade, Serbia

    1. It would be my honor to work with you when you get to states permanently, my friend and thanks for your kind words

  2. Great post Tony! I agree, we should not “labor in vain”. We need to take action that stimulates our economy, wherever we may be, starting with ourselves. Working to stimulate so we can enjoy life and not labor 24/7 and when done laboring at all, that we have the benefits of building a legacy.

  3. Tony,

    I think every 30 years or so we as a country get knocked around a little. It only reminds us as americans that we have to pick ourselves up again! That is why we labor, so we can continually pick ourself up higher!

    Andy

  4. I do agree that we have to take more control over our economy situation. I do believe to much of our money goes to, too many of the big campanies and it does not rotate back through our own communities. I feel this happened because of the death of the mom and pop stores, the small businesses, and the family ran services that once built great neighborhoods. When people worked and lived in the same place. So yes going back to that entrepreneurial mindset as a whole, people learning how to generate their own revenue. Your post is really motivating to me. It got some of my wheels turning, thank you.

  5. Hi Tony,

    Nice post… Indeed, we are the leaders of the world and we begin that lead in our own backyards from where it grows to our communities, country and then extends throughout the world. When we set our mind to our end goal and vision, we can, as you say, move from nothing to everything. Becoming successful is a state of mind that we can manifest into physical reality; and, it is up to every individual to be responsible to create that reality.

    1. I completely agree with you Loren it is our responsibility, if we choose to accept it.

  6. I’m with you here, Tony.

    It’s all about individual initiative. Government, big business and politicians can just get out of the way and let us entrepreneurs get down to the business of stimulating the economy by creating BUSINESS, not government programs, loans and debts.

    Cheers, Tony. God Bless.

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