Nobody made a greater mistake than he or she who did nothing because one could do only a little.
In the days of yesteryear most organs were in churches and had to be "pumped" by someone behind the scenes. Once a talented soloist was giving a concert in a church and was extraordinarily well received. During intermission the singer-organist walked backstage where he was greeted by a pleasant, cheerful gentleman who was pumping the organ. He acknowledged the singer, saying, "We're putting on quite a performance, aren't we?" The singer responded, "What do you mean, 'we'?" and turned and walked back on stage. As he started to play, with a flourish he hit the keys of the organ and there was nothing - not a sound came forth. He quickly went backstage and said to the gentleman pumping the organ, "Yes, 'WE' really are giving a performance, aren't we?"
Most people who are behind the scenes do not receive a great deal of publicity, but they do make things happen. It is my pleasure to regularly speak at the huge success seminars conducted around America. The speakers include some of the outstanding business, media and political leaders of our time. Attendance is enormous and people obviously benefit because each year the attendance is larger than the previous year. The speakers get all the publicity, but the people who help make these success seminars happen are the ones who take orders for tickets, usher people to their seats, answer questions and give directions to the rest rooms and telephones, etc. I don't care how brilliant the speakers might be, if details "behind the scenes" don't take place, the seminar will be a dud. It takes teamwork. Recognize the "behind-the-scenes" people and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!