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hardest thing… ever.

i was teaching a skate lesson the other day… my student was a bit on the down side for a good portion of the lesson… he has been skating for quite sometime, but feels like he is no good at it… i try to explain to him that skateboarding is the probably the hardest thing i have ever done… i started listing off things that it is harder than… baseball, basketball, school, breaking up with a lady friend, etc…

i was mostly doing this to lift his spirits and focus on skating… while i was listing off these things, i started getting fired up! skateboarding is insanely difficult… it takes a lot of commitment… i was trying to explain this to my student… the only way to get better is to not only do it, but commit to it…

with all those other activities you can participate in, there is little to no fear that you have to overcome… the fear of falling or getting hurt is one of the toughest parts of skateboarding… accepting failure and preparing yourself mentally for any consequence is hard.

this part of skateboarding is what holds this student back… he loves skateboarding, but hasn’t committed his body and mind to it… no one can force anyone to commit… in anything in life… it will come naturally with effort and practice…

now go skate!

peace and noLove…

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