As their coach, I offer these young climbers activities that should task them with moving differently. They fail and fall off repeatedly. Or they cheat and do not actually do the exercise. They look at me with disgust. I understand. It is not fun to just keep falling off. They want to get to the top of a route. They want the rush of getting it completed, especially if it is within their level of ability.
Shakti is the force required to be patient and do what feels foreign. It is the force required to write for an hour to produce two paragraphs you are willing to share with others. Shakti is the force behind continuing to be CURIOSITY. Shakti is required to remain open to 'what is possible, how does this feel, what if I do this?' and not answer the question immediately. The human brain wants what is familiar and what is known, it wants answers. Ever notice how a two year old will listen to the same song, read the same book over and over again. And not just the human brain; I recently dog sat for friends and after each walk Skipper went to the food bowl. Clearly Skipper got food after walks.
My climbing partner and Tommy Caldwell also climbed together. My partner recognized that Tommy kept his head tucked on the latch of a big throw. My climbing partner could not sustain the hold at the end of the throw so decided to see if this shoulder shrug would work to help him latch. It did. This was not a movement my partner was used to doing so he practiced it. Every training session he practiced consciously doing a big move and to sustain the latch, he shrugged his shoulder. It took three months for that movement to become something he no longer needed to think about. It took three months because he was not used to doing it, he had a different movement pattern that was his habitual response to big moves.