In my case, nothing beats doing something rather than complaining about my lack of progress. Take a new class, watch some dance DVDs and find a few new moves, hang out with some stronger dancers, hang out with some beginners (realizing how far I've progressed), go to a new club, or occasionally, simply do something else to gain perspective.
When I'm feeling like I need to kick myself in the rear, I watch these two videos again. They are NOT related to any specific dance, but are worth viewing when you need some perspective. They make my complaining seem very petty.
Check out this basketball player and his excuses:
When you are struggling with your dancing, check out these two dancers. You can't help but admire their ability to move forward after severe, life changing setbacks:
Let me know your thoughts on these clips.
Familarity breed contempt -- and children.
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