Monday, March 15, 2010

Lord Willin and the Creek Don't Rise


Perhaps you’ve heard your father or grandfather quote the old adage by qualifying a “yes” with “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.” Or, at least, that’s what my Dad would say.

Translated, “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise” is said to mean: “With good luck and no major problems, we can be successful.” With all due respect, I take issue with the author Benjamin Hawkins.

Luck and no problems . . . or skill, hard work / smart work, opportunities, choices, and action? Which is more likely to help us achieve a desire result? In fact, if “luck” and “no major problems” result in success, the task may be so routine that energies would be better directed toward a more challenging objective?

While I casually subscribe to the cliché: “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” I wouldn’t count on luck and the absence of hard work to lead me in achieving a challenging goal.

Something to think about?

Chat with you later . . . “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

Mary Jane Umberger, SPHR, President
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