Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gaining Perspective on Your Dancing (and Life)

As we grow, sometimes it seems like everybody else around us is improving or is already better. They are making more progress then we are, and making it look easy, when I'm struggling to get to the next level.

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.
-Mark Twain

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  1. Thank you for this clips. They are very touching. And relativize the "depression" I' ll sometimes have about my dancing or any other thing.
    It shows an tells me: You can do anything, what you want. Do it. Try it again and again. YES.
    This is YES for me.

    Birgit Marita

  2. Birgit,

    It's tough for me to complain when I review these clips. We all feel overwhelmed at points, but these people provide great inspiration for people who don't quit.

  3. Wow. Not much more I can say right now. Thank you Don for sharing this! :-)


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