This post is a follow up to a previous one I did recently where I talked about how snowboarding teaches us to be aware of our environment. Our bodies are programmed to move in a certain way at all times, but we also have some innate learning and awareness that we have to deal with. Snowboarding is one of those ways to practice this awareness and make it part of your physical and mental development.
In a way, snowboarding is a “practice” of being aware of our environment, not just our movements, so it works for both beginners and more experienced skiers who are comfortable with the changes in terrain or the changes in snow conditions.
I’ve been to the resort in Colorado where snowboarding is most popular and I’ve seen how much work goes into making the place really fun. I’ve even had the pleasure of learning to snowboard in the snow from some of the best instructors in the world. In this short video you can see the difference their teaching and coaching can make. The video also features other instructors from around the world.
Ive been in the snowboarding world for a few years, and Ive spent countless hours in this snowboarding video series. The fact that Ive actually managed to learn to snowboard in the snow from the best instructors in the world means that Ive earned a place in snowboarding history.
I’m sure many of you have experienced some weird kind of skiing-in-the-snow experience in the past. I also imagine you’ve had a chance to learn what a snowboard is from some of the best instructors in the world. In this video, you can see the difference their teaching and coaching can make. The video also features other instructors from around the world.
A good snowboard instructor will make the difference between learning the basics of skiing and learning how to navigate your way around the snow. A bad instructor will make you feel like youre in a prison cell for a few hours.
I don’t think you should make the mistake of thinking that you are safe learning a new skill. It takes time, and discipline to get good at something. If you take a few lessons, you can learn how to do something and be able to teach it to a friend. If you wait a few years, you can teach someone how to drive a car but you can’t do it on your own.
I think the key takeaway for anyone learning the basics of snowboarding is that it takes time, and discipline to get good at something. But I also think that the best skiers and snowboarders tend to be the most humble. The reason for this is that it takes a lot of confidence to take on a new skill and not be afraid.
It sounds like you’re talking about confidence, not mastery, so the lesson for me is about keeping your confidence and skills up over time. It’s easy to get too cocky about doing something new, but if you don’t learn from past mistakes, you’re going to make them all over again.
I know this is all sounding like a bunch of “dumb” advice, but I think it’s important for everyone to accept what you need to get good at something. It doesn’t mean you dont need to learn new skills, but it does mean that you shouldnt let your pride get in the way of your ability to get better each time.
I think a lot of people are like this. They dont seem to learn much from past mistakes, and they keep their confidence low, or else they get cocky about something and fail to use it. They make a habit of getting cocky about something and then fail to learn from their past mistakes.