“I can’t do this.”
“I don’t know that.”
“I’m not strong enough.”
If you say these things in my class, expect me to annoyingly chime in with “Yet!”
Why are you in class? Is it to show off all the amazing things you already know? Is it to prove to yourself you’re an aerial master? Is it so classmates can marvel at how easily it all comes to you?
If yes, then you’re wasting your money.
Of course you can’t do it…yet. That’s why you’re in class. You’re learning.
Classes aren’t for what you already know. What an expensive ego trip that would be. Classes are for learning new skills. They’re for what you don’t know…yet. Class should be a challenge, whether that challenge is getting your butt on a trapeze bar or nailing a backflag on straps.
I’m not going to bore you with any nonsense about no negativity. I’ve thought many bad thoughts in the trapeze’s general direction. But I am going to insist that you knock it off with the Eeyore schtick. The whole point is to learn new things.
Then you learn more new things. Things you can’t even do yet.