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Full Steam Ahead!, 2nd Edition by Jesse Stoner, Ken Blanchard

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Blurry Vision

I had been working at the agency for over two months and was feeling pretty good. I liked working. I had a sense of accomplishment, liked the people I worked with, and felt good about bringing home a paycheck. My morning discussions with Jim were especially enriching.

Early Monday, I was sharing my reflections with Jim when my mobile phone rang. It was my son, Alex.

“Mom, don’t be mad at me,” he began. “I got in a fight with some boys on the way to school. I’m okay. I promise. I’m with a police officer right now. She wants to talk with you.”

I caught my breath. What was going on?

“Your son appears to be all right,” the officer said. “But he lost consciousness briefly and has a cut on his forehead. An ambulance is on the way. You ...

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