Problems kept unresolved invite more problems

Once upon a time, a monk was giving lessons to his
disciples on how to handle problems. He held up a stone in
his hand and asked his disciples, “What will happen if I hold
this stone for ten minutes?”

A disciple replied, “The arm will ache.”

The monk again asked, “What will happen if I hold it up
for an hour?”

A disciple replied, “The arm will ache very badly.”

The monk again asked, “What will happen if I hold it up
for a day?”

A disciple replied, “The arm will go numb.”

The monk again asked, “What will happen if I hold it up
for a month?”

A disciple replied, “The arm will be paralyzed.”

The monk further asked, “What should I do?”

A disciple replied, “You should put the stone down.”

The monk was pleased and putting down the stone, he
enlightened, “You should not prolong any problem. Solve it
at the earliest.”

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Excerpt from the book “Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories” by Rajen Jani

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