Friday, March 7, 2014


When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
– John Lennon

Get this: Happiness breeds success > Success comes after you are happy. You do not first become successful and therefore develop happiness.

If you are not happy climbing at the exact moment you are climbing you will not be successful. The feeling of dissatisfaction due to lack of success will eventually eat away at you to the point in which the activity of climbing will become mundane, frustrating and disappointing.

The art is how to create happiness in your climbing over the long term. Do this with me:
  • What 3-5 things are you grateful for in your climbing?
  • What do you want to accomplish in your climbing today? In this session?
  • What kind of climber do you want to be?
  • Write down 3-5 positive, inspiring, empowering affirmations about your climbing
Do this in your climbing/training journal. You do have a journal, don't you? Do this for the next three to four weeks or so of your climbing life. That's just 21 to 31 days. See what happens. Get back to me.

oh, don't forget to put the check in the mail.

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