If the ax is dull,
And one does not sharpen the edge,
Then he must use more strength;
But wisdom brings success. Ecclesiastes 10:10
So you want to cut down a tree. Is it worth the time to sharpen the ax before you use it? Even if it takes a few minutes and some effort?
Please don’t waste your limited energy trying to do hard things without the best tools you can use. When you take a minute to plan the best way to tackle a project, you save time working as well as work itself. Time spent getting a little bit better at different skills will give you sharp tools in your tool box, preparing you for each task down the road.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser… Proverbs 9:9a
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:20
The more you know and apply, the better you can do what you need to do. The wiser you are, the better you will be able to know what needs to be done.
Wisdom seeks teaching and absorbs it, and wisdom brings success.