Sometimes we get so bogged down by our mundane roles, plus the lack of appreciation – because the general rule is you are getting paid for it – I will point out if there is any mistake in your work
This anecdote indeed left me refeshed and rejuvenated – making me want to take care of myself, pamper myself and take a hard look at my self -esteem levels
A cobbler lived in a large village and he was the only cobbler in town, so he was responsible for repairing the boots of everybody else.
However, he didn’t have time to repair his own boots.
This wasn’t a problem at first, but over time, his boots began to deteriorate and fall apart.
While he worked feverishly on the boots of everyone else, his feet got blisters and he started to limp.
His customers started to worry about him, but he reassured them that everything was ok.
However, after a few years, the cobbler’s feet were so injured that he could no longer work and no-one’s boots got repaired.
As a consequence, soon the entire town started to limp in pain, all because the cobbler never took the time to repair his own boots.
This simple principle is so often disregarded.
If you are in a responsible position and are one of the important links in the groups survival chain and if you do not look after yourself, after a while you’ll be no good to anyone else either
Your best intentions will mean nothing and you’ll be unable to do what you’re meant to do.