Proverb Week – Day 7

“A bad workman always blames his tools.”

This proverb is used when someone blames the quality or state of the equipment or other external factors for their quality of workmanship.

Example: The vehicle isn’t functioning well because the spares are not of high quality. On the other hand, it’s the case of a bad workman blaming the components or spares.

Proverb Week – Day 6

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Do not be hostile towards the person who has helped you or from whom you receive some privileges, beware for you may lose those advantages in future.

Example: Do not talk ill about your employee or your mentor for such a small thing or simple discomfort. If the company decides to remove you from service on integrity grounds or your mentor does not show seriousness towards your well being, then you are the person who would be at a loss.

Proverb Week – Day 3

“A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.”

It may seem to be a Herculean task, but it starts with a small step. This emphasises the importance on the focus towards your goal and start working, rather than not trying.

Example: I’m feeling defeated by the possibility of completing 30 pages of article writing work by next week but, I suppose if I start writing a minimum of 3 pages daily, I shall finish the same in 10 days.