Matthew Childs’ 9 Life Lessons
from Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a physical and mental exercise that requires focus and balance.
The TED Talks video Matthew Childs’ 9 Life Lessons from Rock Climbing, is Matthew Childs, an experienced rock climber, listing 9 important lessons he’s learned from his years of rock climbing. The presentation is a bullet point with image slide show done in a short but specific format. The nine lessons he learned are: Don’t let go; Hesitation is bad; Have a plan; Move is the end; Know how to rest; Fear sucks; Opposites are good; Strength doesn’t equal Success; and Know how to let go.
I think it was a well explained presentation as to why he chose those 9 lessons. It was a humorous presentation that helped me pay attention to the points and made me relate more to what he was saying.
At first I found the lessons simple because they seemed obvious but then the way he explained it showed why it was important. His lessons gave me things to think about if ever I rock climb again.