Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying “ Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
An ax is a strength multiplier. You can be the strongest lumberjack in the world, but with a dull axe, you are in trouble!
Thinking about the topic, learning how to learn, improving before doing… All these things are strength multipliers. You can work hard, hustle, put in the hours, do the work, etc., etc., but the magic happens when you aim to perfect your skills beforehand.