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Metaphors for NLP & Teaching

52. The Axe

A man was using a rusted axe to cut a huge oak tree. A friend was passing by and saw that the man was make no progress at all. At this rate it would take him years to chop the mighty tree down. He said, ""why don't you sharpen your axe?"" The man replied, ""I can't afford the time. Must cut this tree by tomorrow.""
Main Uses: : Logical Levels, Behavioural Flexibility
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Submitted By: Brian Cullen
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  1. Sarah

    Hello Dr. Cullen,

    What a great list of metaphors! Thank you for creating this great resource for people to use freely. I was wondering if there would be any way to have each metaphor page set up with a link that says "printable version", or something similar, allowing for easy printing of a particular metaphor?

    Thanks again for setting this up. It is a really useful resource not only for me, but for my students as well.

    All the best to you,

    SJ Marubay

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