woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was
really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter
was determined to do his best.
him the area where he supposed to work.
brought 18 trees.
“Go on that way!”
the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The
third day he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day
he was bringing less and less trees.
woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could
not understand what was going on.
your axe?” the boss asked.
my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees…”
sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen the “axe”. In today’s
world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy that ever.
have forgotten how to stay “sharp”? There’s nothing wrong with activity and
hard work. But we should not get so busy that we neglect the truly important
things in life, like our personal life, taking time to get close to our
Creator, giving more time for our family, taking time to read etc.
and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the
“axe”, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.
From: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People