Learning from Loss
As I sat here thinking about what to write, something a wise man once said to me came into my mind: “You can’t make progress until you’re brutally honest about where you’re starting from.” That wise man was my previous boss, who then became my dear friend and mentor. He was killed in a water sports accident this past summer. His 12-year-old son, also critically injured in the accident, joined him in heaven ten days later. Being brutally honest, I am starting this article from a place of loss and grief.