Once upon a time, there were two woodcutters. They had an argument – who can cut more trees in a day. They decided to cut the trees next day from morning 10:00 AM to evening 6:00 PM and see who can cut more.
Both woodcutters took up their position in the morning. Initially, they worked at one speed. But, after one hour, one of them heard, that the other one had stopped cutting trees. Realizing that this was his chance, the first woodcutter started to cut trees with double the effort.
Ten minutes passed, and he heard that the second woodcutter started to work again. They were working almost synchronously, when the first woodcutter heard that his opponent has stopped again.
The first woodcutter started to work, feeling the smell of victory.
This lasted all day long. Each hour one of the woodcutters would stop for ten minutes when the other one continued to work. When time expired, the first woodcutter who worked without a break was absolutely sure that he had won the prize.
He was very surprised to know that he was mistaken.
How did that happen? — he asked his partner. — Each hour I heard that you have stopped the work for ten minutes. How could you cut more trees than I? It’s impossible!
— It was very simple, in fact, — answered the second woodcutter. — Each hour I stopped the work for ten minutes. And when you were cutting the trees, I sharpened my axe.
CAT is approaching fast. It is your time to work hard and not to leave any stones unturned. But, at the same time, it is also very important that you take breaks in between. Do a self-analysis and sharpen your axe. And then hit again.
Wish you all the best!