Chapter 17
The Enemy Is Negativity
Tuesday morning George walked on the bus with no life and certainly no kick in his step. He felt like a failure and was embarrassed to face the people who were trying so hard to help him succeed. Joy read his energy immediately and knew things had not gone well for him at work. This was her day off and the day she usually visited her father but she had a feeling George would need her today and wanted to be on the bus to share some energy and lift him up if he needed it. Now as she looked at George she was sure glad she had followed her hunch. It wasn’t the first time she had seen the look of defeat. In fact, most people she recalled had setbacks as they learned how to drive their bus. Every person and every team will be tested on their journey. It was part of the curriculum of life. She knew this all too well. It’s just like riding a bicycle, she thought. In the beginning you’re going to fall off and get knocked down but the important thing is to get back on, stay strong, and after a while once you master it you’ll ride with the confidence of a champion. She just had to help George take the wheel and quick because he was running out of time.
“What’s the matter, Sugar?” she asked. “Where’s the George who sprang on my bus on Friday?”
“He’s been knocked down by two left jabs and a right hook,” answered George.
“Well, it’s time to get back up!” Joy ...

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