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Story to Reflect Upon 113, 114

Story to Reflect Upon 113, 114

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Published by Bro. Oh Teik Bin
When Wisdom rules the mind,
Peace comes most of the time.
When Wisdom rules the mind,
Peace comes most of the time.

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Published by: Bro. Oh Teik Bin on Sep 22, 2011
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Rest Smart
Once there was a group of man - a young hot-blooded guy and a big number of old folks, doing a timber job in a jungle (i.e.chopping down trees).This young chap was very hard working. He always continued towork through his break time and complained that those old folkswere wasting time, having to break few times a day to drink andchat. As time went by, this young guy noticed that even thoughhe worked thru' break time and hardly took a rest... those oldfolks were chopping the same amount of trees as he did andsometimes did more than hedid. So he decided to work harder the next day...unfortunately theresults were even worse.One day, one of the old folks invited him for a drink during their  break time. That young guy refused and said he had no extra timeto spend! Then the old man smiled to him and said "It was just awaste of effort to keep chopping trees without re-sharpening your knife. Sooner or later you will give up or be so exhausted as youhave spent too much energy." Suddenly the young man realizedthat actually during break times, while those old folks werehaving a chat, they were also re-sharpening their knifes at thesame time! And that's how they could chop faster than him andyet spending less time! The old man said "Whatwe need is efficiency by making use of our skill and abilityintelligently. Only then can we have more times to do other things. Otherwise you will always keep saying .. I have no time!"
* How can one perform efficiently without sufficient rest?* By taking a break, it is not to stop work but to rest and re-think our strategy to go about it from another angle, perhaps smarter.
* Think smart, work smart and rest smart.
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