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Touchdown!: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life) by Kevin Elko

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CHAPTER 6The Preseason: It Happens Before It Happens

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.”

—Rosabeth Moss Canter

One Saturday afternoon I received a call that my father was very quickly passing from this life. Jumping into my car, I drove an hour to see him, and when I pulled up, my younger sister parked beside me. She put her arm in mine and we walked in together. My sister kneeled down at our father’s bed, cradled him in her arms, and told him to go feel peace and joy now. He took his last breath and exhaled it on her cheek. After my mother and older sister offered a gently loving farewell, I kneeled down and told my buddy goodbye. Then we hugged one another ...

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