I'll never forget when I was a senior in college at Southern Miss talking to a successful business man about success & hard work. He told me hard work is one thing, but if we were in a race and you were driving a Toyota Camry & I was driving a Ferrari who do you think is going to win? You can work really hard & be in the wrong vehicle. That has always stuck with me. Thankful for that perspective, it's a big reason I have the freedom I have today.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding" Proverbs 9:10
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters" Colossians 3:23
"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain" Psalm 127:1