The Mindset of Becoming World Champion

Just go.
The Mindset of Becoming World Champion
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Are you governed by fear? If so, it’s time to figure out if what you’re scared of is real or imaginary.

What if there really isn’t anything to be afraid of? You might have some setbacks or “fall,” but at the end of the day, you’ll be fine.

In the face of stress, you can get overwhelmed by negative emotions, or you can look forward. You can instead focus on the task ahead. It’s all about your mindset.

On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about fear with a champion climber who has learned to be mentally tough by constantly pushing her limits: Sasha Digiulian.

Digiulian first began climbing at 6 years old, in 1998. She has won the World Championships for Female Overall and has placed silver in the Bouldering World Championships, as well as bronze in the Duel. Sasha has been the undefeated Panamerican Champion 2004 to the present, and she is a three-time U.S. National Champion.

Outdoors, Digiulian is the first North American woman to climb the grade 9a, 5.14d, recognized as one of the hardest sport climbs achieved by a female. She has done two. Digiulian was the third woman in the world to accomplish this grade. Additionally, she has onsighted multiple 8b+’s, 5.14a’s, ascended groundbreaking multi-pitch routes of up to 10,00 feet of 8c climbing, and has accomplished multiple First Ascents and 28 First Female Ascents around the world, including a First Female Ascent on the North Face of the Eiger.

Digiulian has learned to trust the process and the universe in order to quiet her anxiety.

She says that the only way to get up a mountain is to think positively. She’ll find herself saying, “Just go, just go, just go” when she’s in a tough spot.

So, get ready to learn how to have the mindset of a champion risk-taker on Episode 731.

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