Once a person has made the commitment to compete with a deadline to perform, the entire experience of learning and practice changes. Make no mistake, there is a difference between commitment and decision. Each and every time you get on the floor from that point forward, your experiences are different. At a club or party you see how close you can come to extending yourself and still stay in bounds. You learn that time is of the essence and practice becomes (if planned) more productive, whether that practice is on your own, in a class, or with an instructor.
The competitive experience is not just about winning. It is about pushing yourself to achieve more. This achievement is not measured in the number of golds, silvers, bronzes, or “glad you came” awards you receive. It is about the other skills you have improved that will lead to happier, more productive, and yes, for some, even better results in the future. Those results can include your dancing or competitive experience, but most likely will also include social confidence, business acumen, personal relationships, and so much more. In the end, if all your sport or hobby does is improve your sport or hobby, you haven’t gained much. But clearly, the possibility of picking up that 1st Place prize is certainly a bonus we all enjoy and strive for, and without it we wouldn’t try as hard or accomplish as much. That is what makes the competitive experience so valuable in achieving goals.
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