Be a Wise Worker – A Short Story

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Once upon a time there were two friends – Ben and Jim in an institution. Ben was a hard worker who often worked hard day and night to score high in examination. In contrast, Jim liked working smart and was more interested in sleeping for longer time. When results were declared, Ben asked Jim, “Do you think you are going to pass?” Jim responded, “May be, yes.” When the results were declared Ben was happy to score the percentage he wanted and immediately asked Jim, “May I know your score?” Jim smiled and said, “I think! You have to see it for yourself.” Jim showed his examination results. When Ben saw the score of Jim he was astonished and asked, “How do you always get good score without working hard?” Jim was very cool and replied, “Well, my friend! I sleep for more time; my mind gets relaxed; works shaper; and grasps the things quickly.” Ben responded, “Well! What you said was true, but without practice you can’t remember everything?” Jim laughed and said, “That’s the reason why I’m not getting great marks, but good marks.”

Both Ben and Jim appreciated the learning styles of each other and collaborated. Ben started working smart and Jim started working hard, and in the final examination, both topped in their scores. The moral of this story is to blend both hard and smart work, and create a wise work to achieve all-round success in your life.


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