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

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Preface to the Second Edition

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

Sir Edmund Hillary

A lot has changed in the five years since the first edition of this book hit the shelves. For a start, I’m five years older. And a little wiser.

I have been pleasantly surprised at how well the first edition of this book was received. It sparked many an interesting conversation, and on more than one occasion someone has reached into their bag and pulled out a copy to make their point, usually referring with clarity to something that had, over time, become somewhat blurred in my mind. I’d like to thank all such people for keeping me on my toes.

And whilst I’m speaking of people who keep me in line, my eagle-eyed Mum, who is at the same time my number ...

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