The moment we stop sharpening our skills is the moment we stop producing at our highest level.
Our abilities are the tools that we use to add value to the people and work that is before us.
We have so much access to the minds of great leaders and world shapers. The books we read, talks we absorb, and stories we are inspired by, are just a few ways we can sharpen the skills we have.
Do not be afraid to ask for help and allow people you respect to challenge what you do and how you are choosing to do it. In proverbes we learn that plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed (Proverbs 15:22).
The challenge this week is to reflect on what people are counting on you to do. How can you get better at it?
As a son/daughter, sibling, spouse, friend, co-worker, team, church group, student – whatever your role, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to always be getting better.
Let us not grow weary of having the hard conversations, because this is one of the best ways to sharpen our skills with the people around us.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln
Verse of the week
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.