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“The sport hooked me on my first climb. After years of hard work and numerous competitions, companies heard about my success. I was then sponsored to be a professional climber. Imagine, I earn my living doing what I love!”
“The challenges. When I climb, I always face challenges. Sometimes I face physical challenges which mean I have to get stronger. Other times I face technical challenges that make me figure out how to move my body more effectively. Fear and self-doubt cause mental challenges for me to overcome. Each difficulty is like a puzzle and once it’s solved, I can climb without fear of falling. That’s rewarding.”
“I’m always super careful about climbing and I make sure I use all of my equipment properly. Because I know it’s safe, I’m not usually scared of getting hurt. But sometimes I’m scared of failing. I’m afraid of what people will think of a professional climber who falls. Then I remind myself that with courage, hard work, and perseverance I can do this climb!”
“Get out there and climb! Work hard and never give up. If you fall, get right back up and try again. If you are not falling, then you’re not challenging yourself.”
“Life is like rock climbing because you are constantly faced with new challenges. Sometimes you overcome the challenge right away and it seems easy. Other times it takes lots of work. One thing is for sure, no matter the challenge, it’s worth the work. Don’t give up.”
You’re the best! I have never rock climbed before, but I'm glad you came. It took courage, cooperation and perseverance. The talk you gave us changed the way I live.
I had never had the courage to go rock climbing, but after your group talked about courage, I was willing to try. I climbed my hardest and tried my best and made it on my first try! Thank you for coming to our school and teaching us to do our best at everything.
The rock wall was awesome! I may not have made it to the top but thanks for helping me start. I’m absolutely terrified of heights but it was sooooooooo much fun!
Your lesson about climbing to the top with character really had me thinking about the things I should do to keep my life going forward and not down the drain. And the lesson plan was fun, and it was exactly like life. You have your ups and downs and sometimes you don’t know what rock to put your foot on or when you were down, someone helped you up.
I had a lot of fun. Most of all you taught us a lot about character and the best thing was that we had fun doing it. I’m hoping you will come back next year.
You gave our class a chance to have fun and learn about character all at one time. It kind of made most of my class think about life and how there is going to be some struggles and challenges. For opening up our eyes, Thank You!”