“You see a man skilled at his work? He will stand in the presence of kings; he will not stand in the presence of obscure men.” (Proverbs 22:29)
There’s a story about two lumberjacks. They were out chopping down trees. One said, “I’m going to take a break and go sharpen my axe.” The other said, “I don’t have time to do that. I’ve got too much work to do.” He kept chopping and chopping. The first man went and sharpened his axe. He came back three hours later and chopped down twice as many trees as the man with the dull axe, and he did it in half the time.