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It’s Not How Far You Fall; It’s How High You Bounce Back

General George Patton said, “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce back when you hit the bottom.” I thought a lot about that quote after I was fired from the company for which I had worked for more than 30 years.

Although it wasn’t a surprise to me that I was let go, I was told later that everyone else in the company was shocked. I had been an institution in that company. Everybody knew I had worked my way up from clerk to president ...

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