It Never Looks Good Enough
Achieve “IT” thru Creative Development
I often let my wife know how I feel about my personal development in dance after each practice. And ever since I’ve decided to start practicing again this past year, I’ve noticed my thoughts on progression usually gravitate towards a reoccurring theme: I’m still not there, it doesn’t look good enough yet, I’m nowhere near my goals, so much more practice is needed, UGH!, etc...
Now while this has been an excellent source of motivation to get my ass in gear and practice as often as I can, it’s frustrating with no end in sight. When will it be good enough? Being your toughest critic is one thing but if this is what I’m destined to experience... well..... fuck that, this isn’t much fun anymore. Yet I still push through. Still practice. Still seek out those better than me to teach me something. Still try to ‘perfect’ an idea I had. Still try to teach others what I know. I’m not going be classified as one of those who quit, faded out, etc. I want to see my goals met and be proud of the work I put in. For as long as I can.
Here’s an excerpt from Ira Glass on this type of struggle. He’s discussing writing and story telling, but everyone who participates in some type of creative development experiences this scenario. Cheers to those who never quit and keep pushing.