“That’s great, Ellie,” Jim said the next morning when I told him what I had learned. “The advent of the steam engine introduced a strong source of energy and power and created a transformation. Equating the power of vision with the power of the steam engine makes sense.
“Now I’ve got something to share with you,” he continued. “Remember when you pressed me to say what full steam ahead really means?”
“Yes. You said it means being fully powered, knowing where you’re going, and moving ahead full force.”
“That’s right. I also said it means being so clear about your purpose, so committed to it, and so sure about your ability to accomplish it that you move ahead decisively despite any obstacles.”
“I remember,” I said ...