You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it.
Fear, stress or anxiety as well as freedom and happiness all start within ourselves. We decide how we handle things and which meaning we give to what happens to us. What is helpful to learn is, that you cannot control what is outside your reach but what you can steer is, how to respond to it in order to stay healthy, optimistic and to keep you inner peace.
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George Bush ran a campaign where he bragged about being an anti-intellectual, dismissing his Harvard and Yale pedigree, pretending he was an American every day, ordinary everyman, and as a result of that, played up his fumbling speech because it signified that he was a good guy. That is deeply and profoundly anti-intellectual.
The thing with physical preparation is I have tons of friends who train at a really high level and who can give me advice. But with mental training, I don't really know anybody who has a much better mind for climbing, I guess, so I don't really know where I would go. It's not really a limiting factor for me.