Monday, 16 June 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 34

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay 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 woodcuter brought 18 trees

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated for the boss’ words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. 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 trying to cut trees..."

Author : Stephen Covey

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Vandita said...

Mann aka Bubbles' new post
she asked me to drop the link to everyone on her blogroll

Vasanthan said...

nice post and a good example why one should work smart , than just work hard.
ps: someone is really making full use of their holiday in the best way possible.

Abhishek Khanna said...


Wither Leaves said...

interesting post... wats the morale of this story?

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Sure, will drop by to read the new post.


Absolutely, hols are pretty hectic actually. *sigh*

@Abhishek Khanna

Hope you liked it :)

@wither leaves

The moral is not jus' to work hard but to work smart (jus as vasanthan had commented) Thanks for dropping by my blog. Will visit your space soon :)

ishqia said...

ur monday morning inspirations are really nice..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much dear :)