I should have been smarter about working Twinkie while we were on our last trip to The Red; I shouldn't have put so much faith in gear in my first year of climbing; I should have realized at a younger age that the best people in the world are the ones who embrace their individuality and feel no shame for being themselves. From the insignificant to the fundamental, there are tons of things that I could regret. And I do feel a pang when thinking about some parts of my life, but I move along quickly, because there's no time to mourn wishes and should-haves when I still have work to do in bettering myself. I think we all do, always.
I'm interested to hear what others consider to be some of the most important lessons they've learned, in climbing or in life. But I don't want to hear about your regrets—just tell me what advice you would give yourself to make a better decision the next time. What do you wish you knew?