October 6, 2011

Why Figure Skating is GREAT

If you ever have a day when you don't want to get on the ice or worse, you just want to quit ... Ryan Jahnke has a great pep talk for you on MySkatingMall.com.

On the blog, he's written a superb article that covers all the bases and asks everyone what they think. Don't miss it ... click here.

It's easy to understand why skating champions think figure skating is great, because it has been great for them, but my favorite reasoning comes from a quote of a teenage skater:

“Figure skating teaches you a lot about life itself even before you get out there. This sport is like a roller coaster, and so is life. You have your ups, and your downs. There will always be people who want to see you rise, and there are always people who want to see you fall. How you deal with these falls is how you succeed. This concept applies in life itself. You face this problem everyday of your life, and you face this problem everyday in skating. In skating though, you literally fall, but you have to get back up and keep going. You cannot look back, or feel sorry that you fell, you just got to get up and keep going. You have to get up and try again. THIS is why I love figure skating.” -Casey Yee

You have to get up and try again.

I have to remind myself of that when I'm quick to give up on other things ... try again.

Thanks Ryan!

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