A little while ago Street Fit® passed on our seven top motivational tips complete with quotes from those who really made a mark on life. Whether you’re already working in the Dance Fitness industry or just pondering the idea, here are some more tips to keep you going through the winter months.
1. Don’t wait for life to come to you
There are some people who are content to sit and wait for good things (or even bad things) to happen to them. Then they wonder why their life doesn’t change. If this sounds a little like you, listen to the wise words of singer and force for change Bono: “The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for us to hammer it into shape.”
2. You have enough to succeed
In terms of material support, you can make your way to the top with surprisingly little. Poet and entrepreneur Felix Dennis certainly had little going for him – in material terms – before he struck gold:
“If I did it, you can do it,” he said. “I got rich without the benefit of a college education or a penny of capital. I went from being a pauper…without even the money to pay the rent, without a clue as to what to do next, to being rich.”
3. Realise security is often a myth
Are you waiting for everything to feel safe before taking the plunge? Are you too comfortable with a ‘secure’ lifestyle to take any risks – no matter how small? If so, take note of these pearls of wisdom from American author and activist Helen Keller:
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
4. Believe in your class; don’t forget to tell them!
You may be technically the best Street Fit Dance Instructor Course Trainer in the business, but to keep motivational levels (and attendance) high you need to make your members feel good about themselves. When you recognise achievement don’t keep it to yourself; praise goes a long way. As German writer, artist and politician put it: “Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”
5. Think about the greater good
Former president Bill Clinton once said: “Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.”
When you’re in need of a boost, remind yourself of the wider benefits of helping people to discover (or rediscover) the joys of fitness. Helping to encourage your community to embrace better health is one of the best ways of serving your nation.