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Running the Gauntlet by Jim Eber, Jeffrey W. Hayzlett

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Chapter 32Adapt or die! Change is not an end in itself, but a chance to expand on success and to understand the “boomerang effect” of change.

A friend of mine went to his doctor to get something removed from his face near his eye. The doctor put him in a chair, tilted him back, and focused the light. That’s when my friend saw the pair of medical scissors in his doctor’s hands coming toward him.

“Hey! Hey! Wait, doc, just the scissors? That’s gonna hurt, isn’t it?”

“Well, yeah, a little bit.”

“Well, don’t you think you want to give me a shot or something around there to dull the pain? That would be good, right?”

“Well, sure,” his doctor said. “I can do that for you if you’d like.”

The doctor pulled a needle out of the drawer for the anesthetic. ...

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