In the book “Where the Red Fern Grows“, a boy is able to trap racoons by putting a shiny object inside an opening that is too small to pull a paw out if it’s holding anything.
This is similar to having a cookie inside a jar with a small opening. You can’t fit your hand through unless you leave the cookie in the jar. In this case, the easy solution is for the raccoon to drop the object and move on.
However, despite the obvious fix, a racoon was always trapped in the hole the next day. They give up their life holding on to something worthless.
The raccoon was too stubborn to let go.
Leaders, are you ever that raccoon?
Is that shiny object really important? Are you willing to give up everything for it?
Times are changing. Sometimes it’s okay to let go, to go forward.
Let go tonight,
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