Friday, March 26, 2010

#5 Motivation: A Life Lesson

Often, I come across people asking me, "Why are you so talented?" They then go on to tell me that they aren't good at anything. If you feel like you are one of these people, please continue to read this post.

First off, a talented/skillful person doesn't have to be a musician, juggler, artist, whatnot. Though many people don't think of it, public-speaking, organization or simply being talkative and friendly are all skills that many don't have. There IS at least one thing you are good at; you just might not know yet.

Still, it is always nice to have a talent that is "physical", and not just a characteristic. I find that it helps me deal with stress.

So, I am asking anyone who reads this to pick up a new hobby/skill soon. Start something and keep at it
Unless of course, you want to live life with the regret of, "I should've done something with my life instead of watch TV all day."

So how would you go about these? You can find tutorials on pretty much anything on YouTube. Watch a few  and begin.

Ideas To Try?

BoldUnderline - Things that would show the most progress in the least time
-Almost free or free
*Gotta buy something

-Soccer (or sports in general) Tricks

*Musical Instruments
*Photography / Editing

**Skateboarding / BMXing / Rollar-blading / Scootering
**Martial Arts / Parkour  (This is how I broke my ankle.... haha)

(I started juggling 9 months ago and am extremely satisfied where I am now (doing 6 balls)
I started guitar a few months ago and am pretty satisfied with where I am.
I gave up on waving (hiphop) but I will get back to it!
I am proud to say I have at least tried everything listed above!

FYI, I did not enjoy juggling when I started. I'm not gonna say picking up a new hobby/skill is easy or even fun... because I was quite frustrated from dropping the juggling balls. However, the fun WILL come when you start to get better. (If you are a person who has has been blessed at being happy even if you don't succeed, more power to you!) Juggling for me and my friends that I have taught, really snuck up on us as entertaining after we mastered the 3-ball cascade. Then, you are open to learn countless new tricks, juggle new objects, and eventually juggle more objects.

In short, START A NEW HOBBY TODAY so you have stuff to do... Be patient and practice.

Post a comment of something you are going to try!