There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as woodcutter. He set
about his task with energy. The first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The
second week, he worked just as hard, but was surprised to find he had chopped only
11 trees. The third week, despite working nonstop from morning till night, the number
was six, and he went despairingly to the foreman to offer his resignation. I am losing
my strength, I can no longer cut as many trees as I once could. The foreman looked at
the young man, who seemed to him in fine health. Have you thought of sharpening
your ax? He asked. Sharpen my ax? Who has time to sharpen an ax? The young man
asked indignantly. I have been too busy chopping wood, when we are not making the
kind of progress we feel we should making, the natural response is to redouble our
efforts. Some times though the better response is not to work harder, but to work
smarter. Look at your tools. Analyze your processes. Are you directing your resources
in the most effective ways? or are you pouring all your strength into chopping wood
with a dull ax?...
Rotary is neither a government nor a commercial organization which are rich in resources, capital and assets. It is a voluntary organization who's most valuable asset is its worthy members who are more precious than anything else. I would like to thanks every member of my club to make this year a success. It would not have been possible without the whole hearted support from them. I am particularly indebted to Mr. Ch. Muhammad Masood, Mr. Abdul Baqi Khan, Ch. Mumtaz Ahmed, Javed Iqbal Kholhar and Mr. Rizwan Ahmed Khan Rohaila in discharging their voluntary duties in an exemplary manner. Their sincerity and commitment has been an asset to the Rotary Movement.......................... I wish all the members a new year very prosperous and full of contentment. May Almighty Allah keep showering his Blessings and Bounties on all of us including our families.