No 3. Changing Lives through Dancing
By David Earl Woodbury
Friday, January 16, 2015
Get The Most Out Of Your Dancing In 2015!
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they
merely determine where you start.–Nido Qubein
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my
decisions.– Stephen Covey
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Want the most out of your dancing in 2015? Then plan the moon and the stars. Plan your Bronze, Silver or Gold level of dancing. Dream your favorite routine for a solo dance and perform that dance at a competition. Compete in a championship division and go for the gold. Reach for the sun.
The unreasonable man attempts to adapt the world to himself. The
reasonable man attempts to adapt himself to the world. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
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I’m always trying to change things around me to match my own dreams. I am a salmon; I am always swimming upstream. Just think, all those little boy salmons swimming against the current just to find love. I swim against the current to make my dreams come true.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
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I had the above phrase on my fridge from the moment we started planning to open our own Arthur Murray Studio. I looked at it every day. Yes, I was going beyond my comfort zone and doing many things that I did not know how to do, and I handled many things that I did not think I could handle. It all worked out and I met each challenge head on. I did the things I could not do and more.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has
reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.– Booker T. Washington
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What comes from taking risks….courage, strength of character, and an iron will against all adversities. You will never know if you can if you don’t try, and you’ll never success without some failures in life. What matters are not the mistakes, but what we learn from our experiences.
Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.– John McCain
People are always asking me what I am afraid of. My answer is the fear of not living up to my potential and not using the gifts given me. I fight this fear by seizing every opportunity to grow and to help others grow and achieve greatness in their lives.
Be a product of your decisions and decide to have an outstanding year of living, loving, dancing, and being a guiding light to all those around you
David Woodbury
Next Week: Sustained Motivation!