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Personal Best: How to achieve your full potential by Marc Woods

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Living proactively

Don’t let life happen to you

“The will to do, the soul to dare.”

Sir Walter Scott

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

Benjamin Franklin

THOUGHTS ON DIAGNOSIS

We arrived back home at around 1.30am, way past my parents’ bedtime, if not mine. The Parent–Teacher Association’s annual Christmas fundraiser at my school had been a real success. Not least, because I won six out of the ten raffle prizes – a large ham from the local butcher, a bottle of Liebfraumilch, a Christmas pudding, two boxes of chocolates and, of course, the obligatory gift box set of Old Spice aftershave and deodorant.

The note from Dr Watkins was scribbled on a piece of paper and had been pushed through ...

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