Sharpen Your Mind

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WELCOME BACK. A man once said: “The expectation of life depend upon diligence, the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools”. That’s quite interesting! Let me use this opportunity to tell you a story of John a woodcutter. John worked for a company for five years but never got a monthly raise on his wages. The company then, hired another man called Bill and within a year Bill got a promotion and his wages were drastically increased to a level of magnificent. John resented and went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, “You are still cutting the same number of tree you were cutting five years ago”. He further told him.  We are a result oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up.

John went back and started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn’t able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told him to go talk to Bill. Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and I don’t. John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered and revealed his secret to him. He said “After every tree I cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. He said! When was the last time you feed your mind? There are many ways to feed your mind. The best approach may simply be to read. As the saying goes, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Reading is essential to everything else and doesn’t cost that much. It’s one of the ways to get knowledge.

Most people have not read a single book since they left school, while some people only read when they have examinations to write. This is not the kind of reading I am talking about here, what I mean is reading to sharpening your mind or expanding your knowledge. Someone said readers are leaders. So you have to sharpen your mind on things that will help you think right and then reproduce. If you really desire transformation, you need to sharpen your mind. Sharpening your mind requires an internal paradigm shift, a shift from your old ways of thinking. You need to note that every worthwhile achievement and breakthrough in life begins from inside. Transformation of individuals, careers, businesses or nations from mediocrity and chaos begins in the mind. Consequently, if you want to experience positive transformation in your finance, career, business, relationship or any area of your life, your thinking and believe must change. You must change your mindset because your mindset determines who you are and who you are determines how far you can go in life.

Thank you for reading to this end, see you again next week Monday morning for another interesting and soul uplifting spiritual and universal principles. Don’t miss it. Make your comment below or visit our site @ to “share” or “like” this post. 

You will succeed!

Israel Onyije 
Success Leading Coach 
Wizzymed Power International 

7 thoughts on “Sharpen Your Mind

    Anita Bacha said:
    September 25, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Excellent write up 😊 I truly enjoyed reading…and to the end . I totally agree with you about reading. I find that a good reader makes a good writer. When we write, we express in writing what we already know; when we read, we find out and we learn what we don’t know and probably had not the faintest idea about. Thank you for reading my posts and for liking them. It’s very encouraging for me to write more. Have a perfect start of the week. 😊


    Masoud Dalvand said:
    September 25, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Very good written, thank you and God bless you.

    Liked by 1 person

    Ben Aqiba said:
    September 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I must say that is a great post,

    it’s very dangerous to stop developing, to stop reading. I believe when we do that , our mind is closes. And all the misunderstandings come from a closed mind 🙂

    Thank you


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