Something my ballet teacher told me yesterday in rehearsal seems to have already made an impression on me and improved my dancing.
At the start of rehearsal, I told her I’m already getting nervous – not even for the competition, but just for rehearsal, for showing her how I do the variation.
She told me I must learn how not to be nervous. She said I am taking this all too seriously and putting too much significance on it (on every little thing).
How in the world do you learn to do that?!
And then I realized – I don’t need to do anything to learn how to do it; I just need to do it.
Do not get nervous. Do not allow yourself to be fearful. Do not question yourself or doubt your abilities. Do not make everything into a task which is so serious and significant that it becomes too meaningful and emotional.
Don’t think about how to do any of that. Just do it!