“Know your limitations and ignore them.” – Lou Renner
This is a crucial quote for me. Lou said this after having made 55 attempts in one year so far on the same bouldering problem. He’s ever-so-close, yet still so far from sending it… It’s as if the stars must align perfectly sometimes for a clean send of a project such as this one to become reality. Instead of getting frustrated, as most people would, Lou gets more motivated. He trains harder; he doesn’t give up. He recognizes his limitations and ignores them. Nothing will stop him from sending his project. Of that, I am quite sure!
I definitely have my limitations. I let them get in the way sometimes. I need to just ignore my limitations and go for it. No excuses, no anxiety, no fear, no disappointment, no expectations, no negativity, no anything – just go for it! Leon doesn’t have limitations; he doesn’t allow himself to. Sheer determination gets that man to the top of his projects. That makes him a great climber. I know my limitations. Now I just have to ignore them!