Never spur a willing horse
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Don't urge someone who is already working well to work harder and faster. If you do, he may work less hard or be less eager.
spur (verb): to urge a horse to move forward or go faster by using one's spurs | spur (noun): metal spike on the back of a horse-rider's boots | willing (adj.): ready or happy to do something
If you should "never spur a willing horse", you shouldn't ask a good worker to work
Contributor: Josef Essberger