Karen learned to dance in a year! People who watch here dance today sometimes assume she has been dancing for many years. Karen made this video so you could see the awkward start of her dance career just one year ago.

 

Here is her secret: she practiced everywhere. At bus stops. In line at the grocery store. At work — Using the mouse with her  right hand and practicing drills with her left hand. You don’t have to train hardcore for years to become a dancer. But you must be willing to practice and you better be hungry.

This isn’t a story about dancing, though. It’s about having a dream and not knowing how to get there — but starting anyway. Maybe you’re a musician dreaming of writing an original song. You’re an entrepreneur dying to start your first venture. You’re an athlete but you just haven’t left the chair yet.

When you watch someone perform, you’re seeing them at the top of their game. When they score the winning point or sell their company for millions — you’re seeing them in their moment of glory. What you don’t see is the thousands of hours of preparation. You don’t see the self doubt, the lost sleep, the lonely nights spent working. You don’t see the moment they started. The moment they were just like you, wondering how they could ever be good.

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