I just got it form my mailing list a few moths ago, unfortunately the one who had posted it did not mentioned where it is came from or whose wrote it in the first place. I write it here because I find these lessons are very interesting and I try to keep it in my mind, well…at least in my blog.
Here we go…
“Lesson Number One”
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”
The crow answered: “Sure, why not.”
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a sly fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story is: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
“Lesson Number Two”
A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”
“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of shit and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more shit, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fortnight, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
“Lesson Number Three”
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field.
While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some shit on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow shit, it began to realize how warm it was. The shit was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow shit, and promptly dug him out and ate him!
The morals of this story are:
1) Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
3) And when you’re in deep shit, keep your mouth shut.
An organization is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs at different levels, some climbing up, some fooling around and some simply just idling…
The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces…
The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but…. well, you get the idea!
That’s all, hope you enjoy the reading and don’t forget to leave a comment.
I still searching who is the original writer, if you find it first please let me know to give him/her the credit.