Chapter 7

Escape the Achievement Trap

Cut the ties and fly

‘Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing is the knowledge and insight to utilise what we already have.’

Mark Twain

Everyone has the ability to accomplish great things and achieve spectacular results in any area of life. Human spirit and resilience has no limits. We only have to look around today to see countless examples of brilliance in every field.

Every day ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

Paul Ridley rowed solo across the Atlantic in 88 days, racking up 3000 miles to raise money for cancer research. At 12 years old, Craig Kielburger started a charity, Free the Children, which is now a ...

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