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The Mindset of Becoming World Champion Just go.

By Lewis Howes

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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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Lewis Howes

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.

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