As a member of 4 Paralympic Teams from 1992-2004, Trooper talks about the process of short and long term goals, the ability to focus on specific elements related to goals, and also how to change and adapt to changing times.
In 1998, Trooper became the 2nd paraplegic to climb El Capitan. He repeated the climb in 2000 as a fundraiser for the Valley Medical Center Foundation in San Jose, CA to renovate the Spinal Cord Injury gym at the Rehabilitation Center.
The climb, which took approximately 4000 pull-ups to complete (over 5 days for the first climb, in 38 hours the 2nd climb) emphasizes the need for preparation and goal-setting.
Trooper talks about training for the climb. The concept of breaking down your objective into small, manageable tasks, and how each one of those elements can build into something huge.
Trooper also talks about the concept of "planning for success", and the realization that - "What goes up, must come down."