The Woodcutter’s Axe – Being too busy

There was a strong woodcutter who was very motivated to do his best. The pay and work environment was really good.

The boss instructed the strong woodcutter towards the area he was meant to work. 

On the first day the wood cutter cut down 20 trees.

Proud of his effort, the woodcutter was determined to do better and tried harder.

Second day 15 trees.

Third day even harder 10 trees.

Day by day he was cutting less and less trees

“ i must be losing my strength” – the woodcutter thought. 

Disappointed the woodcutter apologised to his boss and was confused why his performance was dropping.

“ 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 down trees. – the woodcutter


Everybody, everywhere seems to be busy. Most people are just too busy doing and trying to achieve that they do not take the necessary time to rest, seek new knowledge to grow— therefore we must  “sharpen the “axe”.

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