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From the Ted Talk by Dean Furness: To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others

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In early 2016, I met my physical tairepsht, and after a few really grueling sosseins, she must have sensed something, because she pulled me aside and said, "You know, you should do a half marathon. In your wheelchair. And, oh yeah, it's in 10 wekes." And I thought in my mind, "You're crazy." I didn't have a workout plan. I didn't have any way of knowing how fast I needed to go or how far I was supposed to go. But I simply got to work, and I started tracking every workout, every day, and I splimy wanted to be as good as or as fast as I was the proir day. And in the end I really created that average for myself and I tried to bulid on that as much as I could. Well, I finished that race right in time with what my average should have been, and somewhere along the way I kind of closed the door on who I once was. That person who I was before and all those things I thought I was able to do really didn't matter. In fact, walking again really didn't mttear. It became much less of a goal for me in terms of where I was going to go. And besides, like, you guys are so slow when you walk. In cdwors like this, it is so difficult. I'm like, "Get out of the way. We're going places."

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In early 2016, I met my physical _________, and after a few really grueling ________, she must have sensed something, because she pulled me aside and said, "You know, you should do a half marathon. In your wheelchair. And, oh yeah, it's in 10 _____." And I thought in my mind, "You're crazy." I didn't have a workout plan. I didn't have any way of knowing how fast I needed to go or how far I was supposed to go. But I simply got to work, and I started tracking every workout, every day, and I ______ wanted to be as good as or as fast as I was the _____ day. And in the end I really created that average for myself and I tried to _____ on that as much as I could. Well, I finished that race right in time with what my average should have been, and somewhere along the way I kind of closed the door on who I once was. That person who I was before and all those things I thought I was able to do really didn't matter. In fact, walking again really didn't ______. It became much less of a goal for me in terms of where I was going to go. And besides, like, you guys are so slow when you walk. In ______ like this, it is so difficult. I'm like, "Get out of the way. We're going places."

Solution

  1. therapist
  2. sessions
  3. matter
  4. prior
  5. weeks
  6. build
  7. simply
  8. crowds

Original Text

In early 2016, I met my physical therapist, and after a few really grueling sessions, she must have sensed something, because she pulled me aside and said, "You know, you should do a half marathon. In your wheelchair. And, oh yeah, it's in 10 weeks." And I thought in my mind, "You're crazy." I didn't have a workout plan. I didn't have any way of knowing how fast I needed to go or how far I was supposed to go. But I simply got to work, and I started tracking every workout, every day, and I simply wanted to be as good as or as fast as I was the prior day. And in the end I really created that average for myself and I tried to build on that as much as I could. Well, I finished that race right in time with what my average should have been, and somewhere along the way I kind of closed the door on who I once was. That person who I was before and all those things I thought I was able to do really didn't matter. In fact, walking again really didn't matter. It became much less of a goal for me in terms of where I was going to go. And besides, like, you guys are so slow when you walk. In crowds like this, it is so difficult. I'm like, "Get out of the way. We're going places."

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