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When did you sharpen your axe?

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Shanvy, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it...His salary was really good and so were the working conditions...For the reason, the woodcutter was determined to do the best..
    His boss gave him the axe and showed him the area where he was to fell the trees.....
    The first day, the woodcutter brought 15 trees...
    "congratulations"..said the boss.....
    "carry on with your work"!

    Motivated by his boss..the woodcutter tried even harder the next day...but now he could only cut 10 trees.....the third day, he tried even harder and still he managed to get only 7 trees...he was getting lesser and lesser as the days passed.....
    he thought his strength was getting lesser and lesser as the day passed by.. he went to his boss and apologised for it....

    "when was the last you sharpen your axe"....????? asked the boss...

    "Sharpen axe" ????? "I had no time and did not do it since long"..."I was too busy cutting down the tree" ....he replied...

    Most of us do the same mistake in life...we are satisfied with what we have and never sharpen our skills......we are satisfied with whatever we've learned..but good is not always good...better is expected....sharpening our skills from time to time is the key to success....

    SO WHEN DID YOU LAST SHARPEN YOUR AXE ?????
     
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  2. Vysan

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Dear Shan,

    That is a nice article.... I agree with you... Once we settle down in a job, we forget that we have to keep updating our skills... We get into the monotony of the work and forget to look around for better way of doing things, improving the standars and modernising the tools etc.....

    On the lighter side of it..... Is it just an article or indirectly hinting that I have to upgrade my skills.... :idontgetit: ... Anyway..:2thumbsup:

    Veda
     
  3. Jananikrithsan

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Hi Shanti,
    That was a real 'sharp' one .Will make sure that I sharpen my axe before it is too late.:thumbsup
     
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  4. Shanvy

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Veda,

    It is better to start with subtle hints....:mrgreen:
     
  5. Shanvy

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Hi janani,

    All of us have to analyze and do it as early as possible...all the best...
     
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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Hi Shanvy,

    Very thought-provoking post indeed. I totally agree with you. Thanks for reminding that I have to sharpen my axe. :lol: Nice post.

    Regards
    Bujji.
     
  7. aishu22

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Dear Shanthi,
    Should i say timely post or an AXE for me??? Im digging n taking a deep dive into the Quality Standards and trying to update myself with certifications..IT industry demands it better than any other industry.:idontgetit:


    Enjoyed your post................
     
  8. Vysan

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    I know, I know, I asked for it..... Enjoy....

    Veda
     
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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    sharpening our skills is a way to 'excellence'

    excellence is not a monopoly.........everyone can reach there

    what is required is "doing your duty+ a little extra'

    regards
    suminanda:)
     
  10. Sriniketan

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    Re: When did you sharpen your axe??????????????

    Nice article, Shanthi.
    It is better to sharpen our 'axe' before it is too late to cope up with the everchanging world and be a part of it.
    sriniketan
     

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