Over the past several months I’ve noticed that some of us might benefit from a go to thread for encouragement. This is not the “Oh dude, that was amazing thread.” I’m not really after, “post a banger get a bunch of positive comments”, that is cool though.
This thread is more about giving each other tools we use to encourage ourselves to keep progressing. For example:
Yoyo with a purpose:
-Learn a trick or a portion of a trick
-yoyo for relaxation
-yoyo to have fun
-yoyo to be in the moment
-yoyo for exploration-this is the one I’m going to talk about. Does trying to be creative kill your creativity? The harder you try to be creative, the further you move from it. That’s me. So what I do instead of trying to create I explore. Let’s take something simple like a trapeze. I can hit it no problem. Let’s explore trapeze. Can I hit it after a pin wheel, how about hit the trapeze and bounce it off the string so it goes the opposite direction and hits the bottom of the string and changes direction and lands in a trapeze? Can I do the same move as before and throw in a pin wheel each direction? How about throwing in an Oliver Twist each direction? I just keep challenging myself to explore different movements and ideas which lead me into discovering new ideas. Now I can use all of this in tricks I know, or throw it between tricks I know, or change tricks I know, just put it all together however I want and, I have created something without having focused on creating something, if you catch my meaning.
Here is a mountain bike video that falls within the realm of this thread. Starting at 7 minutes they are discussing progress, fun, and challenge and balance.
I think you will find that it relates to yoyoing pretty well.
So, let’s get started! Post anything you think might encourage others in their progression. Yeah, I get that nothing works for everyone but something will work for someone and that’s pretty good!