John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bill and within a year he got a raise. This caused resentment in John and he went to his boss to talk about it.
|Why is Bill smiling?|
The boss told John to go talk to Bill. "Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and l don't." John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, "After every tree l cut, l take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" This question hit him like a bullet and John got his answer.
Moral of the Story
So, when was the last time you sharpened your axe? Past glory and education don't do it. We have to continuously sharpen the axe.