There is this wonderful story I came across... There were two woodcutters named Ram and Shyam working under a timber merchant. They both used to go early in the morning to the forest to cut wood and then return by evening. They both however worked differently. Ram would slog for ten hours to cut a tree and pile up the wood blocks. But Shyam would not been seen for hours together and would come late, but within two to three hours he would cut and collect more wood than Ram. Ram always wondered how Shyam was able to cut so much wood in such a short time which he could not match even after slogging for so many hours. So one day Ram went to Shyam and asked him how he could achieve so much in such a short time. Whether he possessed any magical powers? Shyam said "There is nothing magical about it. I sharpen my axe for 4 hours and do the cutting in two or three hours. Because my tools are sharp, I can perform the task efficiently. But you never do that. That is why it takes you so much time to do the work with blunt tools." Moral: If you keep your tools sharp, you'll always be more efficient and productive.