But let’s take it further into every day living. Don’t be afraid to ask a girl out if you like her, or to ask for that raise you’ve been wanting, or to start that business you always wanted to start. Because at the end of the day – if they say no, then you’re at the same spot you were before you asked. Stop thinking the world is going to end. its won’t. Just DO IT!
Rejection is a good thing. It forces you to think outside the box, find solutions, grow as a person, and work on your craft. So next time someone says ‘no’, or that you can’t do something, see it more as a good thing, move on, and grow from it.
Listen. People tend to talk too much. Pay attention to others, learn from them, and grow.
Take risks. The best time to take a risk is After School. When you’re young, you can afford to fall flat on your face.
Hustle. Do it every day. If you went to school for Dance Choreography, then start realizing how you can make a career.
Alot of times your career isn’t so direct. You may think that your career should be to compose dances for music, artists, etc. But start thinking outside the box. Maybe make a blog or podcast about dance. In turn, you can sell merchandise, consult others on your work, release DVD’s, etc. Or maybe there are dance magazine’s, Cirque De Soleil, or even TV Shows who can use your services.
The market is HUGE – so understand that there is something for everybody – including your career. You just have to go out and find it.
Start thinking outside of the box. Life isn’t linear – so pay attention!
Be patient. You’re going to need it – because success isn’t overnight, it takes time. Building friendships, relationships, and talents is a day-to-day operation. There was a time when you couldn’t walk, talk, write, or even eat. But over time your body and brain learned to do these things. You were young, so you may not remember, but understand that it took years to learn to do these simple tasks, and just because your conscious about them now, doesn’t mean you should find short cuts. Patience and passion is the shortcut :)