A couple of days ago I was attending a training for Planning and Priortization. It was a topic which I felt I needed some help on, because I tend to really mix up things specially when they are in different spheres and as a result my life is skewed most of the times. Anyways,the training went off well and as a parting thought the trainer told us a story...
There was a small boy who lived in a small village. One day he asked his father,'Papa, why do so many people flock to that particular house in the village?' His father replied,'Son, its the house of the village wise man.' The child asked,'Who is a wise man and what does he do?' His father replied,'He helps people, he has answers to their problems. People go to him for his advice.' The child didn't understand much but he didn't ask further.
Moving on with life, he went to school, got a scholarship to college, got a great job and went overseas. One day he was back to his home on vacation, the village was now a small town. He was taking a stroll with his father when his father pointed out a house which was flocked with people, it was the wise man's house. This young man now was curious as to what was in this wise old man that he could help anyone and everyone, but being arrogant he wanted to test the wise man.
He went inside the house with a small bird folded in his hands, and asked the wise man,'What do you think would happen to this bird, would it live or would it die?' The wise man understood his intentions, he knew that if would reply that the bird would live then the young man would crush it with his hands and prove him wrong. If he would reply that the bird would die then the young man would free it and prove the wise man wrong.
After a long pause the wise man replied:
'Son, the answer to your question is in your hands.'
With these words the trainer defined that whatever we may learn by being taught or experience, the actual implementation is always in our hands. It always in our hands as to how we life our lives...