024: Matt Segal: If You Aren’t Failing You’re Not Trying Hard Enough


Matt Segal, an accomplished rock climber, will be returning to the Bugaboos in British Columbia for the fourth time this summer. Their seeming insurmountability almost got him down, but their inspiration lifted Segal right back up again. Where else would he be except faced with all the things he loves–beauty, challenge, the thrill of a first ascent, and the satisfaction of overcoming failure? This is Segal’s formula for creating a life filled with passion and grit.


  1. To prevent burning out from your passion, vary the ways you practice it.
  2. Letting yourself be inspired by the objective paves the way to success.
  3. If you’re succeeding all the time, you’re not trying hard enough.

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