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Could I Do That? by Simon Hartley

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Chapter 7To Quit, or Not to Quit …?

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”

Confucius

If you don't have any doubts, can you really claim that what you're attempting is tough enough to justify the word “challenge”? As polar explorer, Ben Saunders, once said to me, “If I know how we're going to do it, the challenge isn't hard enough.” Surely doubts are just part of the territory. They form part of our mental “checks and balances” process. Our doubts make us stop and ask those important little questions. Sometimes, though, our doubts can start to become overwhelming and potentially disabling. They could start to erode our belief and disempower us. So, how do we navigate this mental territory and negotiate with our doubts? ...

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