SHARPEN YOUR KNIFE

Posted: June 22, 2012 in STORY
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Once there were a group of man – a young hot-blooded guy and a big

number of old folks, doing timber job in a jungle (i.e. chopping down

trees).

This young chap is very hard working. He always continues to work

through his break time and complains that those old folks were

wasting time, having to break few times a day to drink and chat.

As times goes by, this young guy noticed that even though he worked

thru’ break time and hardly took a rest… those old folks are chopping

the same amount of trees as he did and sometimes did more than he

did. It was as if those old folks work thru’ the break time as he did. So

he decided to work harder the next day…unfortunately the results

were even worse.

One day, one of the old folk invited him for a drink during their break

time. That young guy refused and said he has no extra time to spend!

Then the old man smiled to him and said “It was just a waste of effort

to keep chopping trees without re-sharpening your knife. Sooner or

later you will give up or be so exhausted as you have spent too much

energy.” Suddenly the young man realised that actually during break

times while those old folks were having a chat, they were also resharpening

their knife at the same time! And that’s how they can chop

faster than him and yet spending lesser time! The old man said “What

we need is efficiency by making use of our skill and ability

intelligently. Only then can we have more times to do other things.

Otherwise you will always keep saying … I have no time!”

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