The parable of the blacksmith of swords, do so only if you want to become good!
A long, long time ago, in a distant land, lived a blacksmith of swords, known throughout the world for his sublime ability to forge iron and turn it into elegant and lethal swords.
One day, the story of the incredible skill of the blacksmith of swords reached the court, and the King, fascinated by this story, wanted to meet as soon as possible such a gifted subject.
The King’s knights began searching for the blacksmith of swords far and wide, scouring the entire kingdom, until they found him in a small village near the mountains.
Faced with the King’s invitation, the blacksmith of swords could do nothing but accept and, greeting his family, followed the knights to court.
During their first meeting, the King was immediately fascinated by the humility and kindness of the blacksmith of swords and decided to reciprocate it with equal courtesy.
After a brief chat, the King asked the blacksmith of swords the question he asked all the great masters and experts of his court: “Blacksmith of swords, tell me, what is your secret? How do you manage to forge such beautiful swords?”
The blacksmith of swords, not at all intimidated, replied to his King with reverence, but firmness: “Sire, there is no secret.”
The King seemed perplexed, but let his guest continue.
“Since I was a child I have had the opportunity to observe, first my grandfather and then my father, working iron.”
As if captured by the ecstasy of memories, the blacksmith of swords continued his story.
“I soon fell in love with this art that forges such powerful elements of nature: iron, fire and water.
Seeing such elegant swords born from raw iron not only fascinated my mind, but also captured my heart.
It was then that, as a child, I decided that I would become the greatest blacksmith of swords in the world.”
The King and the whole court continued to listen in silence to the humble craftsman.
“Growing up, I read all the books that were written on the art of swordmaking and learned every technique on ironworking.
And that’s not all.
If a book didn’t contain the word ‘sword’, if a discussion didn’t deal with ironworking, and in general, if an activity had nothing to do with swords, I simply didn’t waste my time with it.
I believe this is the secret of my Excellency Majesty.
Why this story of the parable of the blacksmith of swords?
This story is to explain to you that there are not many ways to become good, there are no shortcuts or magic wands but it must be a small obsession, a constant, it must be a lifestyle.
Skills and skills development are a process, not something that happens by chance.
Dedication is key!
Remember the parable of the blacksmith of swords only if you really want to become more and more every day!
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