Protect Your Important Relationships

   

Most of us only have a small number of relationships that really matter, and we need to protect and nurture those relationships.

In other words, make it a high priority to develop the relationships in your life – the ones that really matter.

I’ve heard it said, that when a person dies, the average number of people who will cry at their funeral is 10 – and the number one factor that determines whether or not people will attend a graveside service is the weather. If it rains, only one third of the people who were scheduled to go will actually show up.

I’m sharing this with you, because I want to remind you that most likely, you don’t really have a whole lot of people whose lives will be greatly impacted when you die – and this is why you’ve got to protect and nurture the relationships that really do matter.

Saxon White Kessinger wrote a poem that’s a good reminder that when we die, for the most part – the world will continue on and most of us won’t even be missed.

The Poem’s entitled, “The Indispensable Man”, and it goes like this.

Sometime when you’re feeling important;

Sometime when your ego’s in bloom; 

Sometime when you take it for granted,

You’re the best qualified in the room.

Sometime when you feel like your going 

Would leave an unfillable hole, 

Just follow this simple instruction,

And see how it humbles your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water, 

Put your hand in it up to the wrist;

Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining 

Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.

You may splash all you please when you enter, 

You can stir up the water galore; 

But stop and you’ll find in a minute

That it looks quite the same as before. 

The moral in this quaint example

Is to do just the best that you can.

Be proud of yourself, but remember

That there’s no indispensable man!

Hey, I believe that each person is supposed to live up to his or her potential, but once again, let’s face it, when we die, the world will continue on, and for the most part – we won’t even be missed, and this is why we’ve gotta protect and nurture those relationships that really matter.

Of course, you already know this, and this is something that you probably already do, because this is something that winners do and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.

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Full Transcript:

Hi, this is Don Howe, and the

         topic for this Golden Nugget is Relationships…

and I’d like to point out that most of us only have a small number of relationships that really matter, and that we need to protect and nurture those relationships.

In other words, make it a high priority to develop the relationships in your life – the ones that really matter.

I’ve heard it said, that when a person dies, the average number of people who will cry at their funeral is 10 – and the number one factor that determines whether or not people will attend a graveside service is the weather.

If it rains, only one third of the people who were scheduled to go will actually show up.

I’m sharing this with you, because I want to remind you that most likely, you don’t really have a whole lot of people whose lives will be greatly impacted when you die – and this is why you’ve got to protect and nurture the relationships that really do matter.

Saxon White Kessinger wrote a poem that’s a good reminder that when we die, for the most part – the world will continue on and most of us won’t even be missed.

The Poem’s entitled, “The Indispensable Man”, and it goes like this.

Sometime when you’re feeling important;

Sometime when your ego’s in bloom; 

Sometime when you take it for granted,

You’re the best qualified in the room.

Sometime when you feel like your going 

Would leave an unfillable hole, 

Just follow this simple instruction,

And see how it humbles your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water, 

Put your hand in it up to the wrist;

Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining 

Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.

You may splash all you please when you enter, 

You can stir up the water galore; 

But stop and you’ll find in a minute

That it looks quite the same as before. 

The moral in this quaint example

Is to do just the best that you can.

Be proud of yourself, but remember

That there’s no indispensable man!

Hey, I believe that each person is supposed to live up to

his or her potential, but once again, let’s face it, when we die, the world will continue on, and for the most part – we won’t even be missed, and this is why we’ve gotta protect and nurture those relationships that really matter.

Of course, you already know this, and this is something that you probably already do, because this is something that winners do and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.

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