Chapter 4

See Your Winning Hand

Where there is no vision, my people perish . . .

—Proverbs 29:18

In the game of life there are winners and losers. Sometimes the only thing separating the two is that winners see themselves as winners. I remember upon graduating from high school, being asked at the tender age of 17, “Now, what will you do with the rest of your life?” I felt like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. Although there was no Mrs. Robinson, I still felt the pressure of being required to answer the question. Because I worked in gas stations most of my years of high school I replied, “I just want to pump gas the rest of my life.” It was not the answer the person who was asking the question wanted to hear nor was it the answer that I really ...

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