Yes, it’s cliché. We’ve each heard the adage, “you’ll never succeed if you don’t try,” too many times to count. We think, “Yes, I know that. Of course you can only win if you try.” But how many times do we actually listen to and reflect on this advice? 

At the beginning of your pole/aerial journey, you decided to try something new. Why not? It looked like fun, but it was still great exercise. And a community of #womensupportingwomen to boot? Sign me up! But you’ve likely hit some roadblocks since then – maybe you were not making the progress you would like to see or your nemesis move had been the same for the last year. At some point, you decided to keep trying, and eventually you got it. Yay you! And then, just as you were feeling pretty good, something else came up. This cycle will repeat endlessly, both in the studio and elsewhere. It is up to you to decide how you will face it.

This week, along with the mask mandate, I started a new job that leaves me pretty tired for pole. I didn’t want to go to class this week, feeling too drained to accomplish anything. I was so excited when I not only went, but achieved two power moves that I had never done before. After the instructor demonstrated each move, I thought, “there is no way I’m going to be able to do either of those, but I’ll give it a try and see how it goes.” I surprised myself by what I could accomplish. We all have those moments, and it is those successes that make the journey worth it.