This week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina: What is the Monday Morning Message?
“Every Tenth. Man Does the Thinking For the Other Nine. Are You a Tenth Man?”
The above was taken from a sermonette called “Think.”
Nine men carry out the plans and ideas of some other person.
What price am I willing to pay this week to become a Tenth Man? Among a hundred fellow workers, ten are going to poke their heads above the crowd. Am I one of the Ten? What Price Success!
Then there are some Second Mile Men around me. They travel the one duty mile and then go an extra mile which is not required of them. Who could hold back such men?
Tenth Men—who lead the Crowd.
Second Mile Men—who go all the way and then some.
Tenth Men and Second Mile Men think straight and then keep on thinking. Big Men think Big Things. Little men think little things. The difference between men is all in their thinking.
Have you a plan for Thinking Straight? If not, get one.
Natural leaders emerge in every group. These are the people who are willing to come up with a course of action and commit to it. Others sit passively by waiting for a consensus to form or for someone to tell them what to do.
When you are a part of a group, do you put your ideas forth with conviction? Are you a leader or a follower?