Few among us would fail to recount a time when we got by on dumb luck but there is nothing that can stand in the stead of preparation. Take a peek at this and other wisdom from Abraham Lincoln.
At the productivity blog Dumb Little Man they highlighted some excellent lessons to take away from Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States and all around quotable guy, one of our favourite quotes from the bunch:
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe."
Before you can succeed, you must prepare. When Lincoln was an unknown attorney in the backwoods of Illinois he was preparing for success, when Lincoln became an Illinois State Senator, he was preparing for success, and even when he lost the election for the U.S. senate twice, he was preparing for success. What are you doing in preparation for success? Lincoln said, "I will prepare and some day my chance will come."
What are you doing today to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow?
7 Must Read Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln [Dumb Little Man]