You’re either a fountain or a drain. Funny thing is, you’re not born that way. It’s a choice you make each day when you wake up.

Executive Summary

There are two types of people, writes Guest Editor Don Bailey: fountains and drains. The first is filled with positivity, hope and purpose that inspires others. The second depletes others' resources by focusing on negative thoughts and emotions.

How do you tell which a person is? Take an inventory of how that person makes you feel.

Does he talk about himself all the time, leaving you feeling unimportant? Does she complain about everything, causing you to harbor your own negative thoughts or leaving you emotionally exhausted? Does he blame his failures on bad luck, or worse, everybody else? Does she make you feel worse about yourself or your own situation? If the answer is yes, you’re looking at a drain.

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