The first time Bill and Diane went orienteering was with me. I had been before but after we registered Bill took the map and, I think, Diane had the compass. Bill determined the fastest route (since the event is timed) was a straight line from point A to point B. So we set off and the course. After getting tangled in bushes and undergrowth, getting scratched and twisting ankles and about halfway through the course, Bill stopped and thought maybe there is a better way of doing this. My opportunity arrived! From that point on we quickly finished the course and Diane and Bill, myself and others enjoyed orienteering together. It’s been several years since we have gone but that memory is one of my favorites of Bill. I used it recently in a talk to illustrate several lessons that can be made.

– Contributed by Cindy Picht


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