From The Greatest Single Character Flaw in Otherwise Decent People, by Gary North
They start. They do not finish.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62)
They promise. They do not fulfill. They make others dependent on them. Then they quit.
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you (Matthew 21:28-30).
They do not count the cost.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish (Luke 14:28-30).
It would be great if we could spot these people in advance and therefore never do business with them….
If you have this character flaw, you need to get rid of this character flaw.
There are a lot of decent people in hell, after all.
Billions of them.