A man stands in the forest with his wood saw and begins to saw at a large tree with the hopes of conquering it and bringing it down quickly. He saws and saws and saws and saws… and saws. Soon the man begins to tire and his blade becomes blunt.
A woman is walking through the forest and approaches the man sawing down the tree.
“Your saw is becoming very blunt my friend. So you are not making any progress on cutting that tree down. Why don’t you take a quick break, get your breath back and sharpen your blade. Then you will have that thing down in no time!”
The man responds;
“I don’t have enough time to stop and sharpen my blade. Can’t you see I’m too busy cutting this tree down!?”
Sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in our work, our career, our current project, that we forget to sharpen our own saw. We continue to plug away with everything we’ve got every single day, and we become ‘too busy’ for all the things vital to ensure our very productivity.
Whist you are busy changing the world, remember; it is ok sometimes to take a break. Take a week away to refresh your mind, body and enthusiasm. Take a long weekend to clear your brain and come back fresh and present. Even take a step back from your work for 5 minutes, glance at it from another perspective and give your thoughts a chance to align.
You’ll never ‘find’ the time to sharpen your saw. You must make the time. Once you do your productivity and success will increase exponentially.
NB: The article isn't mine...thanks to http://elevateevents.com.au/sharpen-the-saw/ I kind of like the article and most of the blogs' articles
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