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Chapter 3. Rough Road, Detours, and Roadblocks or Leading Ourselves to Do Ne...

Chapter 3. Rough Road, Detours, and Roadblocks
or Leading Ourselves to Do Necessary but Unattractive Tasks

Hard work won't guarantee you a thing, but without it you don't stand a chance.

—Pat Riley

“I can't face another—no, not today,” she groaned to herself as she looked at her new formidable challenger.

“You must,” she heard from a voice somewhere in the deep recesses of her mind. Only moments before she had overcome what she thought to be her last adversary of the day and had risen to start the journey she had longed for—only to be challenged again. Looking cautiously at the massive features of the beast, she sighed deeply in dismay. But then a strategy came to her and her determination returned. She reached swiftly, but with great control, for her weaponry. Flipping the appropriate switches on the dark rectangle before her, she swung it open. The beast seemed almost to shrink from the sound alone. Then she reached efficiently, coolly, for the mechanism with the illuminated dial and the powerful lance that she knew together could overcome the beast . . . she braced herself . . . then, without warning, she was upon it.

Some hours later she backed away wearily, victoriously, from her defeated, now harmless-looking, prey. She had won again but wondered how much longer she could endure such battles. She sighed, stretching and rolling her shoulders, while momentarily closing her eyes. Then slowly, the finished report before her, she returned her calculator and pen to her briefcase and rose for her journey to the suburbs.


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