As Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I am so much more of a sports person than an artsy person. Yet for so many years I tried to force myself into the performing arts although I didn’t enjoy it and wasn’t honestly that good at it.
I did dance, singing lessons, acting auditions, and band. I could never remember the music, the dance routines, and was way too shy for my acting auditions. I was never enjoying myself. And to come to think of it now the reason I couldn’t improve, or match the others skills, or remember any moves was because I wasn’t truly enjoying myself.
This quote is so true because I have been playing volleyball for five years now and when I finally decided to give up on performing arts a couple of weeks into band last year I had decided to just keep going with volleyball. When the tryouts for school this year came around I often had the mind set of “this is going to be like everything else you have done and you will fail and be cut from the team.” Although I enjoyed what I was doing and who I was surrounded with that same mind set still floated through my mind.
But I ended up making the team! My team was very supportive of each other and every practice I was excited and motivated to play.
NEVER do anything you don’t enjoy, and NEVER give up on the things you do.
xx Jaiden Kai