Tuesday, 14 April 2015


 A very strong and hardworking woodcutter asked  for a job with a timber merchant, and he got it.
The salary was really good and so were the work  conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the  area where he was supposed to work.
The first day, the woodcutter brought 20 trees "Congratulations," the boss said. "please continue this way".
Very motivated by the boss' words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but came back with only 15 trees. Not too happy with that he assured himself to do better the third day.

The third day he tried even harder, but could bring 10 trees only. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. "I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought and said to himself. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was  going on.
"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.
"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy all these while to have gotten the chance to sharpen my axe" he said.

:Moral of the story: 
It's not enough to work hard; one has to keep on sharpening one's skills.
if you don't want to do the menial jobs, then you must engage the mind for mental jobs


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