It has been a long time since I felt so uncomfortable.
This summer I decided to learn wakeboarding. I have tried it before, but this summer I decided to become better at it!
I forgot how uncomfortable and stressful it can be to learn something you are bad at. I realized that I still struggle with my perfectionism, as I wanted to swim well right away.
I mean, who would like to hit their face (multiple times) into the water in front of a big crowd?
But then I realized:
- Only in challenging situations we are growing.
- Practice and more practice will help.
- It is alright to look silly and no one really cares.
- We shouldn't strive for perfectionism. We should aim for PROGRESS.
Even though I still feel nervous and a bit anxious before going into the water, I also feel motivated to grow and become better. This can apply to any situation. At the end of the day, internal motivation and excitement should fuel us, not perfectionism.