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

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INTRODUCTION

What if?

My life might have been so different

Have you seen the film ‘Sliding Doors’? It explores one of those big questions in life: what if? In the film, we see ‘what is’ and ‘what might have been’. The main character is sacked from work and sets off for home via the London Underground: in one version of her life she catches a Tube train; in the other version, she misses it. An arbitrary event – the time she arrives at the train platform – sends her life in two totally different directions, and the audience gets to see how both versions play out.

Countless events shape the course of our lives, some significantly, some less so. And, as we get older, who doesn’t look back on life and reflect on how things might have been? What would ...

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