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Life Lessons Learned from Coastal Dance Rage

Recently I went to St. Louis so my daughter could participate in a dance workshop that was part of the international Coastal Dance Rage tour. As I sat there watching 400+ little dancers, I couldn’t help but think of how to apply this to life. I found that hour after hour, these kids gave their all. As the expression goes, they “danced like no one was watching.” I was inspired by their determination to learn and grow in something that they love so much. They pushed through the physical/mental stress it takes to keep up with professional instructors. They gave everything they could to become better.
I want you to think hard for a second about what in your life has inspired you, or what is your passion. I want you to think about what you would do to become better. Since I was injured in Iraq, I get asked a lot, “How do you do it? How do you push on?” Well, these kids showed me that if you want something bad enough, you find a way to dance the dance. Whether your life is a waltz, a lyrical, or a hip hop jam, dance like no one is looking.

BJ Jackson, U.S. Army (Ret.)
National Spokesman

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