S:0347 Principle: The Wrong Tool

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


There is a tool called a crescent wrench. It’s an adjustable jaw wrench that is sold to be used in place of a set of different sized fixed-jaw wrenches.

However it is not as effective as a good set of wrenches – open the jaws too much and it slips on the nut, rounding the edges.

It’s also not a very good hammer, although you’ve used one to hammer in a small nail to hang a picture.

And you may have used the handle of a crescent wrench to pry off the lid of a paint can, although it probably slipped and banged your knuckles.

Thus the quote from my dad years ago, “A crescent wrench is the wrong tool for every job!”

What life tools are you still using that are the wrong tool? Is it time to upgrade your tool box and make life easier?


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