"The professional athlete's love of an adrenaline spike should almost never be linked to compulsive behavior. Quite the opposite is true. It's more appropriate to say that taking a risk and succeeding because of their wits and skill feels orgasmic." -Maryann Karinch, Lessons from the … [Read more...] about Your Built-In Fear Handling Fuel
Pushing Your Limits
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -Will Rogers Over the past couple of years I became very curious about why some folks seem to keep their momentum going while some allow it to slow down. Sometimes they even slow down to a … [Read more...] about What Fires You Up?
Hans getting some reading in at the office It can be very inspiring to surround yourself with people who are consistently pushing their limits. My friend, Hans Florine, is one of those people. Hans is a record-holding rock climber who won gold in speed climbing three years in a row … [Read more...] about Go For a Record
"The first step to doing something is saying you'll do it -- preferably to someone else. The next step is thinking you'll do it, then believing, then taking the action." -Hans Florine, Author of Speed Climbing and world champion rock climber Think of the last time you took on a good, … [Read more...] about The Joy of Challenge
"Stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt About ten years ago I went to Yosemite National Park in California with my parents and my younger brother. We took the "Valley Floor Tour" on big green trailer that looks … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned on a 3,000 Foot Nose
"I can't go on. I'm not gonna make it." Those were the disheartening words coming from my one of my climbing partners as we were half way up the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. As you may recall, a couple years ago I wrote about climbing the Nose route of El … [Read more...] about Keep Going!