“If I had 6-hours to chop down a tree, I’d take 4 to sharpen the axe.”…Abraham Lincoln
What Lincoln realized is that time is finite, and that we should take as much time as possible to work on our most valuable tool to accomplish the task ahead of us.
You are your most important tool. Metaphorically speaking sharpening your axe means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. The best way to create growth, and change in your life is to sharpen yourself in these four areas.