Not another success story — Stop reading and start doing
If you do a quick search around the internet, you can find all these success stories, of how people despite the difficulties they made it, they believed in their dreams, they dared to dream big, they sacrificed themselves but it paid off…
KILL ME NOW PLEASE!
This is not a success story
I don’t have a success story for you, as I see my story under the light of, work-in-progress, instead of reaching success.
I bought into those stories though. When I was starting, I wanted to make one of those stories. As I was trying though, I realized it is all BS–pardon my french…but that is what it really is.
Quickly , I realized that:
Yes you have a passion and you have to make tough decisions, make sacrifices and dedicate time to make it a reality. But why on earth to you believe that this is anything special that ONLY very few enlightened people do?
I know my mom made great sacrifices so I can have a good life while being great at her job. I bet yours did too, and your neighbors mom as well, and the lady in the grocery store working 18hours a day does too.
So hard work, dedication and sacrifices is what is a life’s requirement, not what you do when chasing your “dream”
So it is not one of those stories but it is a story about consistency. About gaining experience from everything that you do, about asking and working for more. Plus about making a point of “STARTING NOW”.
I thought I was approaching success, but I was still in the beginning
Take a look at this oldie… This video of little shy Chrisa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-P…
You don’t even have to watch the video, just look at the title… I don’t even have my name there…haha
Let alone my movement, so petite, so fragile, so….Blaaaah…or even worse for a dancer…so CUTE!
The truth is I was shy, I still am actually.
But I am guessing that I was always looking for alternative ways to connect and that is why I was always into dance from a very young age.
And you know a shy child is cute, a shy adult is ridiculous… haha And not because others think so but because I actually felt ridiculous when though I wanted to go out dancing and I ended up staying home because none of my friends could make it out and I wouldn’t dare going out my own.
So even though I should have started earlier with defeating shyness, I started at some point… better late than never…and I took acting lessons!
ALL or NOTHING…hahaha
And being on stage was super fun. Sharing stories was exciting. Improvising with people was like dancing with words.
Singing though, was HELL!
Because I was so shy to sing I couldn’t even HUM.
I am not joking.
I would sit by the piano, sweating and feeling dizzy–panic attack most likely–and every time I would open my mouth to sing no sound came out.
So after getting on my knees and hiding behind the chair, the piano teacher suggest that I hum…
Nope! I couldn’t hum either! Actually by that time I just wanted to die! hahaha
And now that same person, who couldn’t even hum in front of people, is making videos and going uncensored on facebook live. If you had told me, when I was doing that video at the top there, that I would be on youtube and facebook doing videos, I would have laughed in your face!
And yet here we are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wX…
So why this rant..?
Because to be the dancer of your dreams, there are only 2 things YOU need to do…
- Believe that you CAN. If I can do live videos you can dance the way you dream like dancing. Give yourselves the time and the opportunity because you deserve it
- Get started! Don’t leave it for later, like I did… I was a shy kid and I managed to hide that in dance, don’t make the same mistake. There is no better time than NOW. START NOW! Choose any of these exercises under the Tango technique tab: https://bautanz.com/argentine-tango… And START NOW. START SMALL and SCALE
Enjoy the benefits on and off the dance floor