Are You Sharpening Your Axe?

There’s a famous Abe Lincoln quote in which he says, “If I had 4 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first 3 of them sharpening my axe.”

In life, knowing how to be efficient and productive in all of your efforts comes down to taking time to know what you have to do, why you have to do it and wasting little time.

 

Recently, I’ve been going to the local library to do my work and usually, if there is a private glass cubicle open, I take it.

 

However, on a recent trip, they were both taken so I had to settle for a less private area.  I periodically glanced open to see if this young dude was done and every time I looked, he has FB, or some other social media site up on his browser.

 

Yes, there was very little work being done in that room.  Your work isn’t going to get done on its own.  Here was a clear cut example of someone that wasn’t sharpening his axe, most likely because no one ever taught him how to do so.

 

Be efficient in your actions and live with purpose.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

 

1.  Black Friday special is coming in 11 days!  If you’d like to buy a 30-day jump start for a family member or friend for a deep discount, keep an eye out (we will actually be running the sale Wednesday, Thanksgiving and Friday).  Stay tuned!

2. Thanksgiving Charity Workout is only a week and a half away.  It is literally one of the best mornings of the year and all to raise money for Brittany (2x cancer survivor and recently had a heart transplant in October).  If you’d like to come and bring some guests, the workout starts at 7 am and we are done by 8.  All are welcome!

 

3. Special Edition ‘Be the Bee’ T’s and Hoodies are here If you’d like to order one of our Be the Bee shirts, you can pre-order one by emailing Devon at devon@newellstrength.com I have to say they are pretty damn cool.  Here’s a picture

 

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