You look at the pole this time and think, That’s just 1 inch higher than my personal best, just 1 inch. It’s a stretch, but I think I can do it. I was close last time so close; perhaps this is the day. Your anxiety is reasonable. You don’t hesitate. In fact, you look
forward to the challenge. You run toward the pole with the attitude that this is your day; you can do it. Throughout your recovery, it’s essential that you set realistic expectations about the process and your participation in it. One day you’ll practice a skill and find it easy.