Misty Copeland is now the principal ballerina at The American Ballet Theatre. Being a professional ballerina is an achievement many hope for but few achieve. This is because it is not easy. I don’t know a lot about ballet but I appreciate the art. Besides talent, it takes hard work and a lot of beating of one’s body.
Now, being a principal ballerina is something phenomenonal. In the video Misty shares her dreams for and through her dance. What strikes me is not what she wants to achieve for herself.
I wrote “The NOT Definition Of Hard Work” and that got a few people excited. Now the question some have asked is, “What Is The Definition Of Hard Work”. I’ve said some of my peace on what it is not, now let me state what it is.
Of course, this is not a comprehensive definition. As with many things there are contextual factors. Thus, I’m not likely to cover everything. I could just flip everything I wrote in the earlier blog post but I’d rather not. Feel free to read it here and decipher the other side of it. So, on the definition of hard work:
Social media is accepted as an normal extension of ourselves in everyday life. There are personas and then the truth. Sometimes a goulash of both. As in real life, you will do stupid things. Unfortunately maybe even something you regret.
We will all eventually do something dumb on social media. It is, unfortunately, inevitable. It’s like tripping over yourself – we’ve all done it (and sometimes really publicly) but we always (eventually) recover. Our egos are the most bruised, by the way, even though we may feel otherwise in the moment.
We’re multi-dimensional. Some people only know some aspects about us. The reason could be we only want to them to see something particular about who we are.
In other instances, there is behavior that is considered appropriate for particular contexts. It can be what is expected or what we think is expected of us. Either way, we put on the display for the context.
We’re all schizophrenic. We’re not always the people we are when we’re in the company of self. If we haven’t marred who we are by juggling through many personalities of the diverse scenarios we’re often in, we’re most ourselves when we’re alone.