Once upon a time, there was a very strong woodcutter. He asked for a job from a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought down 18 trees!!! The Boss was very much impressed and said, "Congratulations keep it up!" Very motivated by the words of the boss, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he only could bring down 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he only could bring down 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing down less and less trees. "I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought to himself. He went to boss & apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on. "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 trees. Moral: We are ALL Wood Cutters... but the art is in ensuring that we TAKE OUT TIME TO SHARPEN THE AXE.. We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don't take time to sharpen the axe, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness. So start from today, think about the ways by which you could do your job more effectively and add a lot of value to it. Hope this story has given you some insight to life. May you be happy always. "To handle yourself, use your head." "To effectively handle yourself ensure that it stays SHARP."