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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John Maxwell said, "Everything rises and falls on leadership". I buy into that and have been a student of leadership for over 25 years. I was born and raised in Jamaica and reside in South Florida with Edna, my beautiful wife of 25 years. We have one daughter and have gained a son, her husband. I am the president of Robin Lewis Insurance, a full service Independent Insurance Agency. My passion is to inspire and guide others into discovering and reaching their God-Given potential. This blog was created to support that cause. You can expect a new post every week on the topics of Leadership, Personal Development, Insurance Solutions and every now and again some Personal Thoughts. My hope is that we can encourage, strengthen and challenge each other. Your comments are encouraged and welcomed here anytime!

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