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Sowers Of Influence vs. Consumers Of Influence

In our get-it-quick world (too often) we belittle the person who has decided to sow into our lives vs. those who purchase or buy-in to what we believe. Did I just say purchase? Yep!

Let me explain: Who contributes more, the watermelon farmer or the big name supermarket? Who helps you more, family and solid relationships or the people who buy books? Who do we tend to value the name brand jean designer over the cotton farmer?

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate store owners, those who support authors, and clothing designers….I have nothing against them. However, I do think we should stop for a moment and think about the person(s) that have sown into our lives…..teachers, mentors, etc.

People of Influence: Where would we be today without them? They have a unique ability to speak into our lives and help us realize the potential we didn’t think was possible.

Consumers Of Influence: To a large degree, they only want what someone else says is possible. They feed off the influence of others without an ounce of creativity for themselves.

Yes, we need the supermarket and the farmer. Let’s not just discount the lesser known people in our lives that have helped shape us into who we are today and be thankful for those whom we celebrate.

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