Has there ever been something that you were super passionate, but others discouraged you from pursuing it? My passion is Dance.
I’ve always been a big dancer; I’ve been dancing since I could walk. I did lots of competitions and I danced many different styles, but when I went to college, I learned just how “not good enough” I was. As a little freshman, I came in having done ten dances at my studio and a heart passionate for dance, but it seemed as if everyone was so much more talented than me.
This semester I started getting into the numbers for the various dance shows, but I still go to practices full of anxiety about the way and style I move and my knowledge of certain dance techniques and specific styles. Sometimes you can feel as if everyone is looking at you or judging you for your capabilities. Then I asked myself, “Why am I doing this if I’m not having a good time? I used to love dance!?”
Of course I want to be there! I love dancing and I love how I can express feelings with movement and be able to share it with others. I discovered that although there are new dancers with different sets of skills from me, doesn’t mean I should stop doing what I love! Never more has the phrase- “dance like nobody is watching” impacted me. I needed to learn if I worry to much on what others think, it negativley effects my dancing and my overall mood towards others. If i focus on the dance, and the moods and feelings of the song while having a good time expressing myself- it makes dancing so much more enjoyable!
These Key Points apply to anyone who has ever been passionate about something:
- Do what you love, and pursue what you love, even if others shoot you down.
- Passion and Practice can get you far in Life
I hope this helped someone who’s been feeling a little out of place when they’re passionate about something. Be courageous! and don’t let others direct you away from your dreams:)