9 Life Lessons from Rock Climbing

One of the reasons I love adventuring is that I learn so much about life and myself from it. There is always a lesson to be gleaned when we challenge ourselves. In this short Ted Talk, rock climber, Matt Childs, shares 9 things he has learned from his sport. It's a pretty good deal for us - in just under 5 minutes he gives us the life lessons it took him 35 years of climbing to discover. I'm particularly grateful for his insights because after looking at the images from his talk, I'm pretty sure there is no way I would have figured these out on my own. Climbers definitely have my admiration!

1. Don't Let Go

2. Hesitation is Bad

3. Have a Plan

4. Stay Focused

5. Know How to Rest

6. Don't Let Fear Distract You

7. The Most Obvious Solution is Not Always the Best Solution

8. Strength Doesn't Always Equal Success

9. Sometimes Hanging On to the Bitter End is Not the Answer

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What is a life lesson you have learned from your adventures?