Saturday, December 26, 2009

ID 10 T

I had an ID 10 T problem on my ceiling climbing goal. (A few years ago, after I had waited a long time to talk to a computer tech, he said, “Oh, you have a ID 10 T problem with your computer.” What’s that?” I asked. “Write it down,” he told me. So I did. IDIOT. I think I had forgotten to plug the computer into the wall or something.)

Similarly, with my ceiling climb I had been trying the same sequence over and over without succeeding. (“84 times,” Lisa said.) I knew if I kept trying the same sequence I would eventually make it because I’d get strong enough to do it. Then, last week, I switched the sequence on two holds, and Voila!, I now can make it easily with less difficulty.     

So my lesson is: persistence and consistency is important, until you have to change the way you do things. Then it gets in your way. (Is that a lesson? Isn’t there a song title like that? “Know when to hold and know when to fold and know when you’re being an ID 10 T.”)


Lisa said...

easily? ok.

Jennifer said...

I'm sooo sorry I've missed the progress. Congradulations
Richard on the completion of the celing! I've always
learned tons from you guys.