This comic is cross-posted over at Live It Up Pole Fitness. Maggie asked me what ONE advice would I give to fellow dancers and this would be it. Also listed at her blog is advice from Natasha Wang, Joel Lessing, Alethea Austin, Karol Helms, Anh Le (dirdy birdy), Julie Brand(veena),and Aerial Amy! So, please check out her link and see what everyone has to say. :D
Don't forget the way it makes you feel. The initial reason why you started dancing. For me, I was having so much fun in the joy and confidence it brought me. That feeling keeps me motivated!
With the pole world changing these days, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the competitions, advanced tricks and impossible contortion poses. It's easy to feel left behind, slow and just plain frustrated.
So, when I feel that way, I just take myself back to that day when I accomplished my first spin. When I didn't know anyone and it was just me and the pole and my own challenges. And ta-dah! I find the motivation to keep on going.