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"From the Ted Talk by Matthew Childs: 9 life lessons from rock climbing"

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Rule number eight: strength doesn't always eqaul scusces. In the 35 yreas I've been a climbing guide and tgauht on indoor walls, and sftuf like that, the most important thing I've learned was, guys will always try to do pull-ups. Beginning guys, it's like, they thrash, they thrash, they get 15 feet up — and they can do about 15 pull-ups right — And then they just flame out. Women are much more in balance because they don't have that idea that they're going to be able to do 100 pull-ups. They think about how to get the weight over their feet because it's sort of natural — they carry you all day long. So balance is really critical, and kiepneg your weight on your feet, which is your strongest muscle.

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Rule number eight: strength doesn't always _____ _______. In the 35 _____ I've been a climbing guide and ______ on indoor walls, and _____ like that, the most important thing I've learned was, guys will always try to do pull-ups. Beginning guys, it's like, they thrash, they thrash, they get 15 feet up — and they can do about 15 pull-ups right — And then they just flame out. Women are much more in balance because they don't have that idea that they're going to be able to do 100 pull-ups. They think about how to get the weight over their feet because it's sort of natural — they carry you all day long. So balance is really critical, and _______ your weight on your feet, which is your strongest muscle.

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  1. keeping
  2. stuff
  3. success
  4. equal
  5. years
  6. taught

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Rule number eight: strength doesn't always equal success. In the 35 years I've been a climbing guide and taught on indoor walls, and stuff like that, the most important thing I've learned was, guys will always try to do pull-ups. Beginning guys, it's like, they thrash, they thrash, they get 15 feet up — and they can do about 15 pull-ups right — And then they just flame out. Women are much more in balance because they don't have that idea that they're going to be able to do 100 pull-ups. They think about how to get the weight over their feet because it's sort of natural — they carry you all day long. So balance is really critical, and keeping your weight on your feet, which is your strongest muscle.

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