To do hard things, be adaptable, by Alex Honnold
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Alex Honnold, renowned rock climber and the subject of the documentary Free Solo, has always known how to do hard things. Yet he’s also had to learn that his drive to push himself will only take him so far. In today's episode, he tells the story of how he’s come to understand the importance of reading the conditions of the environment, and learning to adapt. Meditative Story has received two nominations for this year's Webby Awards. Please consider voting for both categories: Original Music Score / Best Sound Design: Health, Wellness & Lifestyle: Visit Alex's website: Follow Alex on Instagram: Follow Alex on Facebook: Follow Alex on Twitter: If this episode resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you. Please take a moment to share your reflections by rating and reviewing Meditative Story in your podcast player. It helps other listeners find their way to the show, and we’d be so grateful. Each episode of Meditative Story combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with immersive music and gentle mindfulness prompts. Read the transcript for this story: Sign up for the Meditative Story newsletter: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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