Monday, December 22, 2003

Leaders and Victims

Leaders make mistakes and say "I made a mistake," and make up for it.
Victims make mistakes and say, "I'm sorry," but do the same thing the next time.

Leaders say "I'm good, but not as good as I can be yet."
Victims say, "I'm not as bad as a lot of other people."

Leaders get compliments and say, "Thank you."
Victims get compliments and make excuses or jokes.

Leaders affect others
Victims are affected by others

Leaders would rather be admired than liked, and wind up having an abundance of both.
Victims would rather be liked than admired, and wind up having little of either.

Leaders respect others and try to learn something from them.
Victims resent others and try to find their faults.

Leaders stand for something and are willing to fight for it if necessary.
Victims stand for nothing and either fight about everything, or nothing.

Leaders are always a part of the answer.
Victims are always a part of the problem.

Leaders always have a program.
Victims always have an excuse.

Leaders say, "Let me do it for you".
Victims say, "That's not my job."

Leaders see an answer for every problem.
Victims see a problem in every answer.

Leaders say, "It may be difficult but it's possible"
Victims say, "It may be possible but it's too difficult."

"There are essentially two categories of people in the world....leaders and victims. Leaders are those whose purpose seems to be to inspire and motivate victims until they become leaders. Victims are those whose purpose seems to be to criticize and resist leaders until they become victims".

Which one are you?

Donna Karlin

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