Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax. —Abraham Lincoln

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Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

16th U.S. President

COMMENTS


Hetty from The Netherlands MAY 10, 2016
One of the best & shortest life lessons !

Ellen from New York APRIL 28, 2016
Food for thought!

gary from nash tx APRIL 26, 2016
Just plain old common sense approach to life.

Mario from Los Ángeles APRIL 26, 2016
Preparation + Focus on Process = Flow

Michael Evans from Washington, D.C. APRIL 26, 2016
Very interesting approach to challenging tasks.


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