Sharpen your axe

"Being busy does not always mean real work... Seeming to do is not doing."  ~Thomas Edison
A young man seeking employment with a logging contractor was asked to axe down a tree and he was hired.

But, soon, he was fired. "You're lagging behind quota." He protested, "But I worked the hardest!"

"Have you been sharpening your axe?"

"No, Sir... I'm too busy to do that."
Note: This is an illustration I told my group of young teens (we had our group building session an hour ago) in teaching them about the value of "real" work to achieving success in school. It applies to everything else we do. ~Dette


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