Ecclesiastes 7:18 NIV
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes.
Good planning avoids extremes!
Think long term
Ecclesiastes 11:1 NLT
Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.
Reduce your risk
Ecclesiastes 11:2 NIV
Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
Ecclesiastes 11:2 NLT
But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.
Avoid the trap of perfection
Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 NLT
When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
Create additional revenue streams
Ecclesiastes 11:6 NLT
Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.
Enjoy every minute
Ecclesiastes 11:8-9 NLT
When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Everything still to come is meaningless.
Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.
1 Timothy 6:6-7 NIV
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.