Friday, May 4, 2007

Dancing and Golf

About 2 years ago my wife and I took up dancing. I had absolutely no previous dance experience.

I like to be good at what I do.

I have wasted a considerable amount of time WISHING I was better, WATCHING good dancers and STUDYING the dance. West Coast Swing is our dance of choice.

Last week I started video taping my dance. I saw what I really looked like! It is worlds apart from what I thought I looked like.

I have many dancing friends who "play at it" but don't put much directed "work at it."

The truth is funny. We can STUDY it or we can DO it.

Those good at golf or dancing do the same thing...they know exactly what to do and they spend a considerable amount of time doing it. Not wishing, not reading about it, not thinking they somehow deserve to magically be better.