Helping Others Succeed

Yesterday, my brother (who happens to be one of the finest leaders I know of) reminded me of a story about a farmer who owned an old mule named Warwick.

While trying to help a man pull his car out of a roadside ditch, the farmer told the man, “Yep, old Warwick can do the job,” and proceeded to hitch his mule up to the vehicle.

The farmer spoke up, “Pull Fred! Pull Jack! Pull Bob! Pull Warwick!” and the old mule pulled the car out of the ditch.

The driver, who was amazed, asked the farmer, “Why did you call out all of those names before you called Warwick?”

The farmer replied, “Old Warwick is going blind and can’t see anything around him anymore. But as long as he believes he is a part of a team, he will pull all day.”

I hope you are linked up with a great team of people and are all pulling in the same direction.

In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”

Pick one of your teammates today and make an effort to encourage him or her. Doing so might help you both get out of a ditch.





In your opinion, who is the greatest team in the world?


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11 years ago

I believe getting an entire team moving in the right direction defines good leadership. Great example and great week of posts!


11 years ago

Thanks Joel & I agree with your comment!

Ronna G Bush

11 years ago

The greatest team in the world (for me) is my family. They lead, communicate, encourage, provide wisdom, continually find the good in one another without bringing up past faults and failures, and most importantly - they love unconditiionally. In my opinion, that is no team that has a greater impact than a strong family!


11 years ago

You are a wise woman little sis, and you have done an incredible job in creating a family team alongside Big D. Great comment!

Ryan Gravitt

11 years ago

I agree with Ronna. Our family has always been a great team. Teams are successful when the mission/vision is clear and everyone knows in which direction to go. Our Family's direction is clear. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


11 years ago

No wonder you are such a great leader bro. Thanks for the great comment!

Scott Humphrey

11 years ago

Man I love those Gravitts! Great family picture!


11 years ago

Thanks Scott


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