I came across this article last night and found it to be an extremely insightful and honest description of the life of a professional dancer. While this particular article focuses on overcoming the hardships of the ballet world, I actually think each little bit of advice, or “truth”, is relevant in almost any profession (with the exception of #1…knowing that “Dance is Hard” proooobably won’t help you get a promotion at the law firm you work for.) While reading this article, I became extremely inspired to hone my skills, pay close attention to the details that are important in my field, and ignore those that are not. This is the most empowering set of suggestions I’ve read in quite some time. I thought I would share these truths with all of you this morning, so that you might keep them in mind as you tackle the day’s obstacles. I know I will.
“The only realistic way to achieve success is to persuade everyone around you to take the stairs before sneaking off and jumping in the elevator”