Attitude turns people on or off to what we do. Their attitudes and ours contribute to their yoyo experience. How often have you seen a person that’s talented and practiced in a skill have an attitude that turns you off? In fact their attitude actually may translate negatively towards the very activity that they are demonstrating. They look at others with intolerance and are unapproachable. So why demonstrate the skill in public if you don’t wont to be bothered by others? Yoyoers would never do this! Would we?
I’ve noticed in the years I’ve belonged to various forums that contempt for non yoyoers increases then decreases. Recently I haven’t seen as much frustation being discussed on the boards regarding our interactions with non throwers. Thus it would appear to be a good moment in time for this post. Has anyone every shared something with you that made your day special? That improved your life? That was an unforgettable moment? Yes, we’ve all had those moments but how many of us have created those moments for others? We carry a sunshine on a string!
Step outside of your norm sometime and just yoyo for someone else, mind, body, and soul. Do it totally for them! Do tricks that you normally don’t or wouldn’t do when you practice (the simple stuff). Don’t wait for them to ask to try that trick, offer to show them how! Make that child laugh, give mom and dad a reason to smile. Do something real for people you don’t even know. Walk the dog, rock the baby, drop in the bucket and make someones day special.
You may find the reward is as great if not greater than yoing for yourself. Be bold, give it a try!