Did you ever do something you loved, but for all of the wrong reasons? Ego is a hard thing to overcome. You want your ego to be as big as possible when you’re about to make that crux move–but it’s just as important to learn when to set it aside when you come back down.

This episode is brought to you by Dirtbag Climbers. Music: “What’s it Like” by Young Grandmas.

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Transcript:

(FEMALE VOICE): My biggest difficulty is with my own ego. Once I started to feel physical power, I forgot about that kid-like inner exhilaration we all felt as newbie climbers. And that’s when I began to hinge my self-worth on the grade I was climbing because I didn’t know at the time what it meant to love myself unconditionally.

So, I wasn’t conscious of it at the time, but I climbed to distract myself from asking the real questions of who I am. And I climbed for the sake of getting attention. And I climbed because, simply, I couldn’t lag behind everybody else.

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