“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, I’ll spend four hours sharpening my ax.” -- Abraham Lincoln.
This is one of the most impactful takeaways from my current obsession, a book I recently finished called The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (a #1 New York Times Best Seller).
Lincoln's thought can be interpreted many ways, but in the end, all yield the same output -- quality productivity stemming from preparedness and working smart. And it's a sentiment many brilliant folks allude to in crediting their success (including Malcolm Gladwell!). In some ways, this simple quote has influenced my life for the better, and I just wanted to share the goodness. :)