Do you want it badly enough?
I used to scoff when someone would indicate that I didn’t want dance bad enough; who were they? They didn’t know how I felt or what I wanted. As a dance instructor and as someone who loves dance but is multi-passionate, I have several things to say to this. You know how when people talk about falling in love and just knowing? It is kind of the same thing; the only problem is that you don’t know until you KNOW. Which leads me to a completely different thread on decision making click here to read this post on how to know you are making the right choice.
- When you want something enough you make it a priority
- As a teacher/outsider you can see the drive… everyone shows it differently and sometimes we need to reevaluate how we are communicating our passion.
Dance wasn’t my be all end all and if it were I would have done whatever was necessary and not let other things get in my way. I was led down a different path that led me to discover coaching and I know now more than ever that the saying is true and that if you want something enough that you 100% go after it. When we are this passionate about something we don’t let our fears get in the way because the fear of not living our passion far outweighs any fear that might stand in the way.
What do you do when you come up against a teacher, a mentor, or even colleague asking you if you want it bad enough or commenting that maybe you don’t? 1. Look at how you show your feelings in general. Are you someone who comes off as indifferent? Do you keep your feelings and ideas inside and to yourself? Are you someone that shows your emotions/feelings physically? Sometimes it is just a matter of identifying that you are a person who doesn’t show your drive/motivation/ passion in your face and body language. If that is the case then it is totally okay but it is good to be able to outwardly show how we feel sometimes. It matters and it really matters if dance is your thing because that is how we show how we are feeling. As a teacher, I want it all for my students and I will that drive and passion for them as much as I can but at the end of the day it is on them. I can’t do it for them… they have to want it enough!
Maybe you just haven’t figured it out yet… maybe you are also multi-passionate and don’t know how to bring that together into one focus.
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