👉 Steal This Tip: Try something unfamiliar.
A friend and I went to a country line dancing class at our gym this week, and it was both humbling and hilarious. Imagine us spinning in circles, trying not to trip up the spry retirees around us, and scrambling to keep up with the teacher calling rapid instructions in Catalan.
I was so out of my element – which normally makes me feel nervous and self-conscious because I want to be good at everything immediately, and what if everyone sees how ridiculous I look?! But I let that go. It was fun to try something new, and it didn’t matter that I had no idea what I was doing. Who cares?
The other people in the class were so kind to us – suggesting we stand in the middle so we’d always have someone to follow when we turned, assuring us that everyone starts this way and the dances really are easy once you try them a few times, pointing out the pros in the class to watch if we got lost. I feel like we have to go back now so we can be part of this awesome crew.