Recently I did an interview with Leslie Kim at Dynamite Starfish. Below are some excerpts. Go to their Story Blog to read it in full.
“When I started in 1973, there was only trad climbing and the ethic was ‘the leader doesn’t fall. ‘With the ‘invention’ of sport climbing, we were able to engage climbing more as performance. This meant incorporating falling into what we did. Now, performance is a big part of what it means to climb.
“I feel my biggest contribution to this evolution of climbing is mental training. We address not only ways to incorporate falling, but also to address mental issues comprehensively. Commitment, motivation, self worth, and so much more are integral to performance. They’re also integral to living meaningful lives.
Global Mental Training
“Recently I’ve been excited to build a team to help bring our training to the wider world. I think now, more than ever before, our world needs mental training. Our team is working with climbers, but also the general public. Viewing mental training as an important part of our training (whether climber or not) grounds our lives in ways to deal with the inevitable struggles, but also to find meaning and purpose. We want our lives to matter and The Warrior’s Way® is one tool to help us do that.”