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Thursday, January 13, 2011

It Takes Teamwork

I've read this story twice recently, in a little inspirational booklet that came in the mail.  I'm not sure of the author, but wanted to share it with you. It's such as great story about teamwork!

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 into 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 all of 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.”

Think of those people with whom you are most effective. I mean the people that, when you work together, you accomplish more than you would have if both of you had worked alone. Take some time to tell us about them, and, most importantly, take some time to thank them for what they help you do in life.
It really does take teamwork!
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