I want to be good at everything the first try!
Does anyone else out there try something new for the first time, and get a frustrated when you don’t succeed right away at it? That is me, and always have been that way. My mom said when my brother and I were little she took us bowling and she said never again. Apparently we both were not very good at it and cried. Well even as I take aerial lessons, which is new for me, I want to be good at things right away.
So today I asked my boyfriend to go play tennis since there are courts right by my house. I have not played since I was little, and I don’t remember being good at it. But he agreed and I told myself I wouldn’t get frustrated, and just have fun. Well…it started out fun, but everytime I hit the ball, it didn’t go where I was expecting it to go, and I spent more time chasing and rounding up the tennis balls. And needless to say, I was pissed. Why is it I have to be good at everything right away?? Maybe it is human and other people feel this way too. I know it is not logical.
I guess it is also the same when learning a new dance move. I want to get it right away. I guess there is some joy though out of working hard on something and then accomplishing it.