chapter 1

Having a positive mental attitude

‘It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.’

Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer and explorer

Doubters beware!

Before you continue here, it’s important that you open your mind to what you are going to read.

It might help if I let you into a secret. I used to be a person who didn’t believe in positive thinking. I used to think that people who talked about thinking positively were just kidding themselves. I was convinced they were just playing mind games with themselves.

I remember thinking that surely they must be confused if they really believed that the simple act of just thinking positively would help ...

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