I’m going on a two-minute journey and I will like you to travel with me.

Here are two kinds of people in every group, organization, association and community. Both of them play a critical role in determining the expected end of every organization. Anticipating to know where you belong?

The number one kind of these people I called hunters. A hunter goes into the forest, looks for a big animal with incredible confidence, pounces on it and brings it home. In a few hours time, what is left of it is carcass and you will see the flies performing the post mortem. In an organization where there are hunters, they do nothing but to soil the image of the organization. No meaningful contribution but a wrong advice that will always serve as a clog in the wheel of the organizational progress. Meanwhile, they believe so much that they are making impacts and contributing to the growth of the organization. They are dogs in a manger, full of excuses, disposes hostility and vague friendship.  At last, they have nothing to show for it. This makes the organization to move at slow pace or remain stagnant. You’re saying right now that you don’t belong here…..smiles.

The number two kind of people are what I call the horticulturists. Isn’t it amazing that they both start with letter ‘H’?.

Horticulturist goes out there, looks for a seed with a great potential. He plants, waters, nurtures and prunes it until it grows into a big tree where people can find their rest for recreational activities.  Not that alone, they can also pluck the fruits and eat when hungry. These people are idealists. They contribute to every organization and make positive impacts in the life of everyone that comes their way in a definite way. They think less of themselves and add value to others.

Now I put it to you, are you a hunter or horticulturist in your group, family, organization and community? You know the answer in your mind. Your disposition, character, what you say about others, how you motivate or demotivate those around you will determine what category you are.There is no middle ground.

I charge you today to live a life of a Horticulturist by making indelible impacts in the lives of everyone you meet and in everywhere you go.

Thank you for arriving safely with me. I look forward to another trip with you.

With every good wish,

Arnold Afolayan,
Lifeline Leadership & Speakers Academy



2 thoughts on “ARE YOU a HUNTER or HORTICULTURIST? – Arnold Afolayan

  1. Wow!!! I just stumbled on this post from Google search and I decided to follow through to know the opinion of the speaker. in fact, I love his aporoache and how he used hunter and horticulturist to explain the categories of people in any place. More grace. I will be coming to read this mans post always. I fell in love with it already. Thanks

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