For many of us the goal is to send the hard route by any means necessary.
We show up day after day, season after season; we beat our heads and slowly whittle things down.
Our culture calls this “persistence”. We praise the masochistically stubborn.
But what if we’ve been getting it wrong?
What if the goal was simply to improve: to bring ourselves up to the level of the route?
What would happen if we replaced the “Groundhog’s Day” approach to projecting with the persistence of self-assessment, expanding our comfort zone, and building our experience?
Without the head beating, we might not squeak out that near-limit send this season.
On the other hand, we’d have a lot more time and energy to get better.
And we’d probably have a whole lot more fun.
“Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying. Persistence is having the same goal over and over.” – Seth Godin