The Sports Day was fast approaching in the school. All the children were very excited and were practicing for the big race. Jim, one of the fast runners of the school was confident that he would win for he was not doing anything at all. Then why should I waste my time running?
The Young Puppet-maker One day, a train was approaching the small town of Cheekyville. On the train was a strange guy with a big suitcase. He was called William Warbler - the man, not the suitcase - and he looked very common indeed.
What made him most unusual, though, was the fact that whenever he needed to communicate he did it by singing opera. He would clear his voice and respond, "Gooood dayyy to youuuuuuuu No one could get a normal, spoken, word out of him. And, as no one knew how he made his living - and he lived quite simply, always wearing his same old second-hand suit - they often treated him with disdain.
William had been in Cheekyville for some years, when, one day, a rumour spread round town like wildfire: Everyone in the capital went to see it, and it was a great success.
And he did it with great courtesy, and with a clears and pleasant voice. From that day, William gave up singing at all hours. Now he did it only during his stage appearances and world tours. Some people suspected why he had changed, but others still had no idea, and continued believing him to be somewhat mad.
It was a large stone, with a hand-carved message on it. Practice every second, for you never know when your chance will come. Did you like this story?For a long time, this left me feeling empty. What I hadn’t learned was the true meaning and purpose of patience.
So I took up the piano. After many years of wanting to play, and making endless excuses because I was scared of the hard work and the commitment it would involve, a time came when I was ready to face up to my fears.
Aug 01, · A version of this article appears in print on August 1, , on Page of the National edition with the headline: MUSIC; Hard Work, The Virtue Of a Festival.
Order Reprints | . For me, hard work means going to my job each day, giving my all, then coming home and loving my family with all my heart, then working on my book, writing and marketing for my personal business.
I. Remember: There are innumerable hacks and tricks to manage your time effectively. These are some tips that I find helpful, but everyone is different. Let this list be a catalyst to get you thinking regularly about how to refine your own practices. 1. Complete most important tasks first.
This is the golden rule of time management. "My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $ an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later." --Douglas Preston Americans love to contemplate — and legislatively promote, to whatever degree possible - the virtue of hard work.
Here in the United States, we already work more hours per year than our English.