I like to collect great quotes. One of my favorites is, “If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe,” from Abraham Lincoln.
Smart woodcutters don’t keep chopping away at trees all day long; they take time to sharpen their axe. With a sharp tool you can get more work done in less time with less effort. Do you take time to sharpen your time management axe, or are you chopping with a dull blade? Sharpening your time management axe means perfecting the skills and techniques that good time management demands. Today, we are taking time to improve your time management capacity and personal skill management; we are sharpening our axes! Here’s a recent radio interview I did with my amazing friend, Cynthia L Simmons of Heart of the Matter radio.
I hope you enjoy and take time today to sharpen your axe.
Before you listen to our discussion, let me pray for you:
Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunity to sharpen our skills, listen to your voice, and prepare ourselves to serve you with excellence. Hebrews 11:32 reminds us, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Thank you, Lord, for the promise of the results of turning to you for help. Keep us focused on what you have for us to do. In Jesus’ name, amen.