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Sharpen your Axe

When was the last time?

By Vishnu PriyaPublished 4 months ago 4 min read

When was the last time you sharpened your axe?-

probably you may not understand what I’m asking. Let me take you to my point of view.
We are born with five senses. Touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. But I strongly believe, successful people have sixth sense that is common-sense. Common-sense is ability to see things as they are and do them as ought to be done. the application of education and knowledge without common sense is meaningless.

Common sense may not necessarily ask result of education. The best education without common sense is worthless. An abundance of common sense is called wisdom. Let me tell you a story.
John about cutter work for a company for 5 years. But he never got a rice. Do you know why? I am eagerly waiting to know that. The company hired another person named bill and within a year He got a raise more than John. Then John resented bill’s getting a raise after only a year and went to his boss to talk about it. He asked his boss why he wasn’t paid with raise even it is more than 5 years. The boss said “hey John you are still cutting same number of trees you were cutting 5 years ago. we are result oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up”.

Do you know what John did? he went back starter hitting harder and putting in longer hours yet still he wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his Boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go talk to bill “Hey John it would be better if you go and talk to bill. maybe there is something bill knows that you and I don’t”. John ask bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered back, “after every tree I cut, I take a break for 2 minutes and sharpen my axe. when was the last time you sharpened your axe?”

Now I guess you all understand what does mean by sharpening the axe. Past glory and education don’t count for much. We have to sharpen our knowledge often in order to be successful in the life.
John was shocked by Bill’s reaction. He had never viewed as the significance of honing his hatchet previously. Thinking about his own decisions, he understood that he had been so centred around working harder and longer hours that he had ignored the fundamental errand of levelling up his abilities and information.

Not entirely settled to change his methodology, John chose to accept Bill’s recommendation to heart. Rather than basically swinging his hatchet with animal power, he started to investigate ways of working on his procedure. He searched out coaches inside the organization who were known for their mastery in tree cutting and looked for their direction. He went to studios and instructional meetings to learn new procedures and techniques for expanding efficiency.
Moreover, John began committing time consistently to extend his insight past cutting trees. He read books and articles on ranger service, concentrated on the life systems of trees, and found out about the most recent mechanical progressions in the field. He understood that by expanding his comprehension, he could track down imaginative ways of improving his work effectiveness.

As time passed by, John’s endeavours began to pay off. He turned out to be more skilled at distinguishing the most appropriate trees to cut, using his energy all the more really, and making exact swings with his hatchet. Step by step, his efficiency started to rise, and he began outperforming his past records.
Dazzled by John’s change, the boss saw the positive changes in his work and chose to remunerate him with a merited raise. John was cheerful yet lowered by the acknowledgment. He understood that his prosperity was not exclusively credited to his expanded endeavours, yet to his ability to persistently learn, adjust, and level up his abilities.

From that day forward, John regularly practiced it to hone his hatchet as well as his psyche consistently. He comprehended that achievement was not a one-time accomplishment but rather a continuous excursion. He kept looking for new information, moving himself to develop, and embracing change to remain ahead in his calling.
I hope the story about John fills In as a strong update that achievement not entirely set in stone by past achievements or formal schooling. It is the mix of information, experience, and sound judgment, persistently honed and refined, that makes ready for a genuinely prosperous and satisfying life.

Anyway, when was the last time you honed your hatchet?
Share your thoughts with me💭💭💭💭.

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About the Creator

Vishnu Priya

I believe that words have the power to shape the world and inspire change.My name is Vishnu Priya and I am a writer with a focus on suspenseful thrillers and sci-fi, technologies.I'm excited to continue crafting stories

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