If the axe is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success. - Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV
There once was a woodsman who had a new ax. He was able to fell many trees the first day. With each day that passed, however, the number of trees he was able to fell grew fewer and fewer. His wife watched him work longer and harder yet achieve less and less each day so she suggested that he stop and sharpen his ax.
“I have trees to fell!” replied the woodsman. “I don’t have time to stop!”
The lesson here? Working harder and longer will not necessarily make you more productive or help you to find more time.
Want to be more productive so you can reach your goals and fulfill your dreams? Get organized so you work smarter not harder!
Want to find more time? Get organized so you waste less time!
And speaking of goals…as 2010 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to evaluate which goals you have accomplished this year and which ones you still want to work on in 2011. It’s also a good time to let go of projects, commitments or relationships that are not adding value to your life so you can head into the new year with a lighter load.
May good health, happiness that multiplies, peace of mind, prosperity and the joy of living organized be yours throughout the New Year and beyond.