Pull the Wagon // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Three horses, hitched to a wagon, had a discussion one day.

“We’re not moving!” said the first.
“Yes, you’re right,” exclaimed the second, “I wonder why we’re not going anywhere.”

The third, more insightful horse replied, “I think it’s because there aren’t any horses out front pulling us!”

In every home, business, church, school, and community, there are folks who pull the wagon and there are others who just go along for the ride.

Wagon riders don’t mind carrying their own weight — as long as it’s all downhill. Wagon pullers are the brave ones who get things done.

Wagon riders ask, “Why doesn’t somebody do something?”
Wagon pullers ask, “What can I do to help?”

Wagon riders wonder, “What’s in it for me?”
Wagon pullers wonder, “How can I make a difference?”

Wagon riders complain about the bumps in the road.
Wagon pullers are too busy to notice them.

When it comes to riders and pullers, the riders have the easier job. No sweat! Go with the flow!

It is easy, but self-centered and ultimately unrewarding.

The great advantage to being a puller is that you get to determine the direction, the destination and the pace!

Riders don’t make things happen, they just sit around wondering what happened!

If you’re just a rider, chances are pretty good that you’ll end up where you didn’t originally want to go. The pullers are the ones who make that decision.

Being a wagon puller is hard work, resulting in aches and pains. But in the end, it’s worth the sacrifice.

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