A vendor wasn’t moving quickly enough and my customer was getting upset. Manufacturing was having an issue and is was taking a frustratingly long time to fix. Back orders were climbing. My blood pressure was rising.
Then a man died. I didn’t know him well but I liked him. Near my age and otherwise healthy, he died suddenly. He was but one of hundreds of thousands of people who died yesterday. My priorities were wrong. Yes, I will work with the vendor. Yes, I will keep on manufacturing. I will work hard and do my best. No, I will not let it affect me in any other way. My wife and kids are my priorities. My own growth and laughter are my priorities.
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