Monday, May 3, 2010

Should You Quit Now?

I relate to people who start dancing and struggle with it for a while. I'm one of those who hates being bad at things (especially in public). I'm a rather harsh critic of my skills, but I tend to be persistent and look to improve regularly, knowing nothing substitutes for experience and practice (and more practice.)

Dancing helps everybody work though our own issues over time. Sometimes I need a personal attitude adjustment, and I enjoy hearing about historical people who succeeded even when it wasn't easy.

Next time you feel like quitting, or someone tells you something negative about your dancing, check out this clip. Some of the most interesting people of all time have had their share of critics and setbacks. It's less than a minute and a half, so enjoy it now, and return when you need it.



One thing that's clear to me the longer I dance: Most things I can't do today are because either I don't have the right foundation or I haven't practiced enough. Time and practice are magic as long as you continue to grow.

Don't stop anytime soon and don't let any critics keep you from staying in the game.

Let me know what you're doing to keep your attitude in a positive direction!
If it can't be fixed by duct tape or WD-40, it's a female problem.
--Jason Love

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