by “Doc Salsa,” Steve Shaw
Let’s say you’re a beginner or intermediate dancer and you’re standing and watching some really good dancers, and you’re feeling intimidated and afraid to dance. The problem is not with these really good dancers. The problem is in your own head. You are not a victim of those dancers, nor of the thoughts in your own mind.
You can choose to be intimidated or you can choose to be inspired by these excellent dancers. You can choose to take the attitude that they’re great and you’re lousy, and that you’d be Intimidated and embarrassed to get on the dance floor. Or you can choose to take the attitude that they have some great dancing abilities which someday you can learn and you can use them as inspiration to learn and grow, bit by bit, as you study and practice.