Jilissa made a good point in class yesterday.
“You’re never going to be perfect.”
No matter how hard we try, it is physically impossible to be absolutely perfect.
She followed it up with this,
“So, if you can’t be perfect, you might as well enjoy what you’re doing. You might as well have fun!”
She also added,
“Just because you can never be perfect doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for perfection.”
I think there’s a scripture about this. I tried finding it, but I don’t remember what it is.
But it proves it’s point.
Ballet is all about perfection. It’s about technique, it’s about specifics, it’s about being exact. And no matter how close to perfection someone may get, they’re never going to be fully perfect. There will always be room for improvement. There will always be new things to learn and tweak.
So don’t beat yourself up if you can’t get it exactly right every time.
But, this doesn’t give us excuse to be lazy.
Even though perfection is impossible, we should still strive to be our best. Why would we want to do anything half way? And honestly, even if you don’t have everything exact, as long as you love what you do, it’s going to show. People are going to enjoy watching that.
In dance, as in life,
Perfection doesn’t matter, having heart does.