It's gonna take longer than you think...give yourself some grace
This week we’re taking a break from the practical/technical surf tips to talk about something that’s equally or possibly even more important – mindset.
Let’s face it – surfing is hard and probably one of the hardest sports to learn & see steady progress with. Repetition is just not a reality like it is with other activities and everything’s constantly moving & changing.
I know I personally picked up surfing fairly quickly at a young age, but then I plateaued equally as quickly and spent years with no real progress.
And the more I was concerned with “getting better at surfing” rather than enjoying myself, the worse I surfed & the more often I would get frustrated or feel like I wasn’t getting anywhere.
It wasn’t until I took a step back, approached things with a beginner’s mindset (even after so many years of surfing), and allowd myself some grace to make mistakes and be ok with it that I really started seeing progress.
So that’s what I’m here to enourage you to do today:
Give yourself some grace to try something new, make mistakes, look like a kook, or have a bad surf and remember that it’s all part of the process.
Be patient with yourself, keep trying, learn what you can from each experience, and enjoy the process (cause it’s a lifelong journey).
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