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Friday, August 02, 2013

I came across this and I think it makes the point of how important it is to have Spark connections.

Know the Magic of Pulling Together

Not long ago, a friend sent me the story of “Old Warwick.” It brought a smile to my face, and I think it shares a wonderful lesson for every leader to learn.

A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help. “Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating,

“Yep, old Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and the mule made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he shouted,

“Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!”

And the mule pulled that car right out of the ditch.

The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked, “Why did you call out all those names before you called Warwick?”

The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”


If you're not part of a great team . . . . go find one.

Check out your SparkFriends pages and see which teams they lead or are a part of and who their friends are.

Use the search feature to find SparkTeams or SparkFriends with similar interests -- things that you have a passion for - or your favorite sport or activity - or a group with others in your age group - or with the same amount of weight you have to lose -- the possibilities are endless.

Don't just sit there . . . go find a Spark!

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