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For example, Sally is not a Canadian, but she hopes one day she will be [¦] (1). In addition, at the time, she feels inadequate (4) and disorientated (8) due to a lack of understanding. McCormick and Chao also present other situations that involve mental and emotional challenges. When McCormick realizes that his expertise would not be able to solve the problem, he has the challenge of accepting this fact, Having successfully completed over 2100 jumps without having to resort to my second parachute, it was hard for me to believe I had really encountered a problem I could not solve (7). Sometimes, being overconfident is harmful because it interferes with our ability to make the correct decision.
In the end, McCormick faces his dragon and overcomes his adversity, The real dragon is the self-doubt we carry within us (19). While McCormicks success is admirable, he overcome his self-doubt and solves his problem, Sally receives greater advantages from taking the risk of being honest about her personal situation. Sally takes a big risk immigrating to Canada. She leaves her relatives, culture, and language behind in China. Sally meets a kind elderly couple, Elizabeth and Joe who invite her to their apartment for a cup of tea and watch the fireworks. They are generous and even offer her a free refurbished vacuum.