On the first day of this year, i wrote about new year resolution, you can check it out on this blog. i talked about some of my goals for this year. Reading at least 5 motivational books was part of the goals and i promised to give an update on each book read.
The first on the list is “you can win by shiv khera” i have read this book once, a friend lent me then. So when i stumbled on it i was super excited! i read it intoto now. its a very nice book. you got to try it out. no need to stress yourself too much about the money to get the book. if you’ve got data, just go online and download and read.
This book talks about so many things like building a positive attitude, winning strategies, motivating yourself and others everyday, building positive self esteem and image, building a pleasing personality, forming positive habits and character, setting and achieving your goals, doing the right thing for the right reason.
This book is well composed, organized, motivating and educative. its got nice quotes, stories, poems and sayings of great men. I learnt a lot from it. A particular story caught my attention and got me thinking so i felt i should share with you all.
SHARPEN YOUR AXE
Jo John, a wood cutter 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. The boss said “you are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting for five years. we are 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 still wasn’t able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go 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 home like a bullet and John got his answer.
When was the last time you sharpened your axe? past glory and education don’t do it, we have to continuously sharpen our axe!
So that’s it. Just go ahead and read the book and learn what I’ve learnt, enjoy what I’ve enjoyed 🙂
I’d love to hear from you what you think about the book.
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