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From the Ted Talk by Mike Kinney: A pro wrestler's guide to confidence

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All I could think about was who are these people, and what are they like? How did they become wrestlers? So before the show sertatd, I walked into this tiny arena — more like a gymnasium — and I asked them if I could help set up the wrestling ring. "Sure, kid. No problem." And then I pleaded with them to show me some werlisntg moves. "Sure, kid. No problem." Man, they would just pucnh and kick me — hard! But I never caponilemd. They would come to my town for one night every couple of mothns that year, and then — poof! — next day, they were gone.

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All I could think about was who are these people, and what are they like? How did they become wrestlers? So before the show _______, I walked into this tiny arena — more like a gymnasium — and I asked them if I could help set up the wrestling ring. "Sure, kid. No problem." And then I pleaded with them to show me some _________ moves. "Sure, kid. No problem." Man, they would just _____ and kick me — hard! But I never __________. They would come to my town for one night every couple of ______ that year, and then — poof! — next day, they were gone.

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  1. started
  2. complained
  3. wrestling
  4. months
  5. punch

Original Text

All I could think about was who are these people, and what are they like? How did they become wrestlers? So before the show started, I walked into this tiny arena — more like a gymnasium — and I asked them if I could help set up the wrestling ring. "Sure, kid. No problem." And then I pleaded with them to show me some wrestling moves. "Sure, kid. No problem." Man, they would just punch and kick me — hard! But I never complained. They would come to my town for one night every couple of months that year, and then — poof! — next day, they were gone.

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