Tuesday, June 9, 2009


John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bala and within a year he got a raise. Then jhon resented Bala's getting a raise after only a year and went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, " You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up." Jhon went back,started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told jhon to go talk to Bala. " Maybe there is somthing Bala knows that you and i don't." John asked Bala how he managed to cut more trees. Bala answered, " After every tree i cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened you axe?"
When was the last time you sharpened your axe? Past glory and education don't count for much. We have to continuously sharpen the axe.
Likewise we must sharp our body and mind everyday. our bodies need good food every day, our minds need good thoughts every day. We need to feed our mind with the pure and the positive to stay on track.

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