Thousands of years ago their lived a rich pharaoh who ruled over Egypt. Needless to say he was a wealthy man. The pharaoh was growing older and he new his time ruling the lands would not last forever. He had twin sons, which one would he pass the right to rule to? He devised a plan to put his sons to the test.
His two sons were summoned to the main temple and told that they have 10 years to complete the construction of a pyramid, the son that completed this fastest would be awarded the right to rule and the great riches that come along with the responsibility.
They accepted the challenge, thanked their father and set of.
The first son started with no hesitation, with no real knowledge of how to complete this task, he wasn’t afraid to work hard and done so. With the help of others he started, block by block, they got to work. A few years past and he was making progress, yet it was slow. However much to his surprise his brother hadn’t even begun! The local people were very surprised and were wondering what the second son was doing, why hadn’t he started yet? The first son was making good progress and the second had made seemingly no effort to complete the task, surely he wouldn’t be able to make up the lost time? Everyone was unsure of what to make of the situation.
The second son had spent this time researching smarter ways to complete the construction of the pyramid. He spent time reading about how others had done it and what was used to do so, yes it could be completed with hard graft however he knew that there were smarter ways to work that could potentially save him time and effort. Two and a half years since the meeting at the main temple, the second son began working on his pyramid, he was laughed at, “you will never catch up to your brother” people would say to him. Confident with what he had learnt he ignored the critics and focused on the task ahead, he recruited a team and built a structure that would carry much more weight than a team of humans. Two years in to his construction he had caught up with his brother, four years later his pyramid was complete. His father congratulated the second son and he was awarded the right to rule over the lands.