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Hugh Thomas: fifth time lucky

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 04 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2321

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Rx for Success

Apart from the few gifted people for whom everything comes easy, most of us have to work hard to achieve anything. Often our efforts are unsuccessful, and we must deal with failure, disappointment, and discouragement. However, we must remain hopeful and persevere with dedicated, continued efforts. Like the basketball player who makes a second effort by charging the basket after shooting the ball, we must make secondary and tertiary efforts to achieve our goal. To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill: Never give up. Never give up. Never, never, never, never.

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04 July 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA