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

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Personal responsibility

The best you can be

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

Jesse Owens

LEARNING TO WALK

At the age of 18, I learnt to walk again. It is a strange thing to have to do for a second time. Of course I had mastered it once when I was a toddler, but then the whole thing was automatic. The second time around was a different proposition.

The first part of the process was to be given an artificial leg. Limb fitters look like a cross between a doctor and a janitor. They ...

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