Friday, March 29, 2013

What Kind Of Person Are You?

      As I have been working on my book over the past year I come across wonderful information that I need to share with others.  My studying of attitude and its applications toward success has always been a passion of mine.  This time I feel though as if I am learning more than I am teaching.  I am more than excited to see a work that I have labored so diligently on almost be finished.  It will be exciting to finally hold the completed product in my hands.  With that being said I challenge you to look inside yourselves and determine what type of person you are.  There is a poem I came across by a woman named Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  It is titled, "Which are you?" :

      There are just two kinds of people on earth today,
      Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

      Not the sinner and saint, for it's well understood,
      That the good are half-bad and the bad half-good.

      Not the rich and the poor, for to rate a man's wealth,
      You must first know the state of his conscience and health.

      Not the humble and proud, for in life's little span,
      Who puts on vain airs, is not counted a man.

      Not the happy and sad, for the swift flying years
      Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.

      No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean,
      Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.
      Where ever you go, you will find the earth's masses,
      Are always divided in just these two classes.

      And oddly enough, you find find too, I ween,
      There's only one lifter for every twenty who lean.

      In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
      Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?
      Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
      Your portion of labor, and worry and care?

This wonderful work was written in 1896.  It is heartfelt and you can tell the emotion in which the author felt towards the subject of which she was writing.  So with my hand I too create a work.  I am excited to say that my book will be finished very soon for the public to enjoy.  I only hope that it inspires as many people as I wish it would.  Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog today.  It is my hope that you enjoy it and use today wisely, you will never have today back again.