Friday, July 17, 2009
Life is like a BOOK -
everyday is a new page;
Make your book a BESTSELLER with
adventures to tell,
lessons to learn and
tales of good deeds to remember.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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 promotion. This caused resentment in John and he went to his Boss to talk about it.
The Boss said, "You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up."
John went back started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his Boss and told him his dilemma.
The Boss asked John to go and talk to Bill. "Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and I don't."
John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, "After every tree I cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?"
This question hit like a bullet and John got his answer.
"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?"
If you want to progress in life, you cannot rest on your past achievements. You must continuously sharpen your axe of knowledge, skills and expertise in whatever field of activity you may be in!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Give It All You've Got
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
- William J. Bennett
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle."
- Steve Jobs
"The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves."
- Brian Tracy
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
- Elbert Hubbard
"People who never do any more than they get paid for,
never get paid for any more than they do."
- Elbert Hubbard
"You got to like your work.
You have got to like what you are doing,
you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it..
because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see?"
- Colonel Sanders
"Will someone else's life be brighter tomorrow because of what you have done today?"
- William Arthur Ward