Sharpen the Saw
There was once a woodcutter who was working feverishly to saw down a tree. A young man came across the woodcutter and asked “What are you doing?”“Can't you see” the woodcutter replied, “I am sawing down this tree.” The young man sat down and asked the woodcutter to take a break and sharpen his saw as he looked exhausted. The woodcutter explained to the young man that he had been sawing for five hours straight and did not have time to take a break. The young man looked at the woodcutter and said “If you sharpen the saw, you would cut down the tree much faster.” The woodcutter said “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. Can you not see I am too busy.” Preserve and enhance the greatest asset you have – You.
Take time to refresh your skills, your knowledge and your mind.
Adapted from "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" – Stephen R. Covey