Dealing with failures

I found a photo with me from ABS15 in Colorado last year.

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What a glorious day it was, I crushed all the holds, first place in semifinals. Next day, finals, I hit my leg on the first route and could not finish it. I guess it broke my spirit, I did not climb well the rest. What then? Well, then you have reoccurring questions in your mind: what went wrong? what is my weakness? was I too nervous or what? And your coaches ask you these questions. Oh, boy, my 10 y.o. mind did not like those questions at all but I new that unless I find the answers I can’t be better in competing. And that is my point: look for answers even if it is painful process.

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