Lift rather than lean for 2013

December 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

Last week I posed the question, are you a lifter or a leaner?

Today I share a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox that I learned of from my mentor, John Maxwell.

As you read it please consider what Zig Ziglar said, You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

Two kinds of people

 

There are two kinds of people on earth today,

Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

Not the good and the bad, for ’tis well understood

That the good are half-bad and the bad are half-good.

No! The two kinds of people on earth I mean

Are the people who lift and the people who lean.

There are two kinds of people on earth to-day;

Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

Not the sinner and saint, for it is well understood,

The good are half bad, and the bad are half good…

No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean,

Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.

 

Choose to lift rather than lean for 2013.

 

How have people lifted or leaned in your life?

 

 

Robin Lewis

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I buy into and have been a student of leadership for over 30 years. I am the president and Principal Agent of Robin Lewis Insurance, a full service Independent Insurance Agency. I'm also a member of the John Maxwell Team My passion is for life-long personal growth and to help others to do the same. Your comments are encouraged and welcomed here anytime!

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