Have you ever faced a seemingly impossible task? Once, during military service as a young musician in the Life Guards—the senior regiment of the British Army—I found myself being disciplined because of the foolish actions of some other soldiers nearby. We were all spectators of a cross-country run, but a few guys started playing around on the nearby “Queen Mary”—an obstacle part of the large assault course at the Guard’s Depot that involved rope-swinging over a huge concrete basin full of sludge.
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