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Don’t Neglect The Details

 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.


Noel Borja of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines would have been the youngest Philippine multimillionaire on record. Alas, it was not to be.

Borja had thirty days in which to appear before his grandfather’s executor so that he might receive the $116 million that his grandfather left him as his sole heir. Unfortunately, the letter from the executor ended up in the dead-mail section of the Bureau of Post, and the deadline expired. Borja never appeared.

Why didn’t Borja receive the notice? He had moved from a boarding house in Manila without leaving a forwarding address. His own negligence left him without a solid basis on which to appeal.

The opposite of diligence is not necessarily laziness, but often negligence. We should be certain to take care of routine tasks, follow normal procedures, and fill out necessary forms.

Borja lost more than money because of his lack of diligence. A new standard of living, a new opportunity for giving and a new outlook on life where all within his grasp