One of the basal rules of adequate business says to “know your business.” Seems obvious, but it is amazing how abounding humans who run businesses are clueless of:
- how abundant account they have
- what accessories is outdated
- whether they are assisting anniversary month
- whether their barter are happy
Wise business men and women knows these things. If they are affairs product, they accept to apperceive if that artefact is good, up to date, and acceptable. If they bear a service, they accept to apperceive if it is getting delivered on time, by accomplished people, and with able etiquette.
If a business buyer ignores these things, the business will ultimately fail.
The greatest agent who anytime lived, Baron Solomon, has this to say:
“Know able-bodied the action of your flocks, and pay absorption to your herds. For abundance are not forever, nor does a acme abide to all generations.” Proverbs 27:23
Most abundance in his day was abstinent in argent and gold and herds of animals. Back then, owning absolute acreage was still in its infancy, and besides, a lot of humans lived an agrarian lifestyle. They generally confused to wherever the acreage was a lot of advantageous and could abutment their livestock. So anyone account this adage from the baron would able-bodied accept his point.
The aforementioned acumen applies today, and no beneath than it did bags of years ago if it was written. The assets of one’s business may accept changed, but the assumption hasn’t. Understanding the action of your business assets is key to adequate business.
Because annihilation lasts forever. Horses and sheep get ailing and abound old, and afresh they die. Accessories break down, and accept to be replaced. Technology gets outdated, and accept to be alone or upgraded.
“… abundance are not forever, nor does a acme endure… ”
The point is this: just because you accept a acknowledged business today (whether it is account or products) DOES NOT beggarly you will accept a acknowledged business tomorrow. The superior of your articles may go down, the charge for them may disappear. Your arch account aggregation will eventually retire, or move to a competitor, or artlessly lose their edge.
Whatever the reason, annihilation charcoal always in this brief life.
It is something business humans accept to learn, and relearn, and relearn again, because all of us by itself get adequate in the way things are today, and wish ride on our success. And afresh we coast… downhill.
Solomon knew better. He knew how banausic aggregate was, and he lamented that reality, often. Activity is transient. Business is transient. We accept to consistently plan to accumulate things up to date and accurate.
Even as the biographer of Proverbs knew this aching reality, he aswell knew there was something eternal. Something that never grew old, and never had to be maintained. In fact, he referred to it all throughout his acumen writings.
It is our accord with God, our creator. He knew that there is annihilation added important than how we chronicle to our Father, because we are abiding beings fabricated in the angel of God Himself. And to that end Solomon acicular all the letters of his wisdom: honor God and accumulate His commandments – it’s the one accord which will endure forever.
– livestock horse