Day had fallen and darkness blanketed the mountains. Rain drowned the sky dimming the moonlight. The headlights on the car had become our guide, but it was as faint as a distant twinkling star behind the showering cry of the night sky. It was a split second to think, a split second to choose, a split second to react. “We should have hit that deer! We should have sacrificed its life in exchange to keep ours!” I thought to myself. At that very moment we turned, we slid, and we plummeted down the side of the mountain. “Take hold of the wheel!” I screamed to the driver. The driver panicked and let go of the wheel while covering his eyes and screaming, “Gerald we are going to die!” It was a split second to think, a split second to choose, a split second to react. I leaped over the driver and held on to the wheel. I found myself face to face with the vantage point of my fate. I didn’t see death, instead I seen rocks and trees. I had seen the tires touching the surface. The depth to the bottom was as shallow as my fears had become in that moment. “Wow, we are surviving!” I chanted as we glided down the side of the mountain! “Wow, we survived!”
The Intrepreneur’s Perspective
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- How can this experience be applied to you in both life and/or business?
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