By : MR MIH
As far as I can remember and as far as I know, there’s only one quote that made all the difference. There’s a very high chance that you’ve come across this quote but I can tell you that this one quote is one of the most ignored but powerful quotes in history. Before I reveal the quote, I’d like to let you know that the message of this powerful quote is one thing – Preparation.
Since the moment I understood this quote (Even though I’ve come across this quote hundreds of times) , I spend every single waking hour of my life doing nothing but improving me. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I’m always interested in the end result – Improving me. I strongly believe that if I improve me to a significant degree, then , I CAN make beautiful things happen when I want,and how I want. What do you believe? So what’s this quote? Simple ;
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”- Abraham Lincoln .
If you dare underrate the meaning the above quote carries, shame on you. In my opinion, everyone is cutting down a tree. Maybe the top dogs are no longer talking about cutting down trees, they are done with that, maybe now, they are cultivating exotic flowers. I believe that this one quote is a parable for us to learn from. What trees are you cutting? What axe are you sharpening? Who gave you time (six hours)? This is just the way I view this quote: The 6hours in this quote signifies time. Now , the question is – How much time do you have left? The trees in this quote signifies your challenges. The axe? Hey, that’s your skills,abilities, gifts,talents,knowledge or potentials – How sharp are they?
Everyone has the desire to be somebody, but almost nobody wants to work or sharpen their tools! For example, Warren Buffet , the financial guru, spends most of his time during the day reading. What do you spend most of your time doing? Time is a priceless currency, what do you do with your time? Are you using time to your advantage? Are you sharpening your tools or are you just struggling trying to cut down the challenges (tree)? No matter how hard you work,or how hard you try, if your skills, gifts, or abilities are NOT sharpened to a very significant degree, you’ll end up worned out and making excuses. This is the message this article is trying to pass across to you – Sharpen your skills,gifts,knowledge, potentials or abilities so well that you’ll always end up slicing your challenges with almost zero effort. Is this possible? Well, if you’re sharp enough, it is.
Your goals shouldn’t just consist of the glorious or huge wins you are targeting, your goals should also consist of one priceless thing – “I’m going to sharpen my skills so well that I’ll cut through any challenge that come my way!” How about that? My message to you today is simple – SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS!
Everyone is facing a challenge, but, not everyone can pull through. Why? Because they are not strong, skilled or sharp enough to understand the situation, not to talk of finding a solution.
TIPS YOU “MIGHT” NEED TO SHARPEN YOU :
- Read great books or great articles (like this one) constantly.
- Watch great videos or listen to empowering audios daily.
- Associate with people who are on another level when it comes to being sharp. Better still associate with people who are hungry!
- Set high expectations for yourself.
- Try the crazy : Yes, take on challenges bigger than you.
- Set HUGE goals.
- Learn to visit this blog daily OR like and visit my Facebook page daily here
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