The 16%

When I was a teenager, I worked for my uncle and cousin as a farm boy. There are lessons that I learned during those days that have stayed with me throughout my life.

One day, I drove into a muddy patch on a dirt road. I drove into it, but not out of it. I got stuck. Really stuck. I ruined a set of tires trying to get out of that mess because I didn’t want to walk a few miles to ask my uncle to use the tractor to pull me out. So instead, I lost a lot of time trying to get out, ruined the tires, and then I still had to walk to get help from my uncle. Lesson learned? Don’t be too proud to ask for help when you need it.

That’s not the last mess that I’ve created or found myself in. I’m sure that…

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