November

If you are going to tackle something difficult, the first thing you do is size it up. Then you back away and look at it again from a distance to gain some perspective. Finally, you make a plan, wish yourself luck, and act. Right now, you are at the first stage: looking, thinking, doubting; but you will revisit it, and you will win. 

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh