“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
You see a lot of us are pursuing greatness and success with blunt mental axes. We haven’t spent any time to improve, to acquire more knowledge in our chosen fields, yet we complain when we do not see the expected results. There is no way you can get different results when you keep doing the same thing.
One of the most magnificent things about life is that it gives us an opportunity for a fresh start every second; every minute; every day; every week; every month; every year. Today we have been offered a new month to start afresh. It doesn’t matter what your results were in the past, you can make amends, improve, increase and be the best you can be this month by taking the time to sharpen the edge of your axe. Don’t go through life exerting too much physical efforts, when all you need to excel has been recorded somewhere and all you have to do is reach out for it.
Just as Ecclesiastes 10:10 tells us, strength alone doesn’t bring success. Because if it does, the many men and women who exert themselves and break their backs day in day out doing honest work here in Africa, won’t be living in poverty. They sweat just to earn miserly wages that cannot get them through average existence. Folks, hard work is but hard work plus wisdom is better. The Bible says that we cannot prevail by strength alone.
“Any day which is passed without treasuring up some good thought is not well spent. Every day is a leaf in the book of life. Do not waste a day any more than you would tear out leaves from the book of life.” Spend the time, read all the books you can read; all the articles you can read on your chosen field. Attend the workshops and seminars. Listen to the tapes – these give you the tools required to get the results you want.
Make February your best month yet. Live your greatest life!