If you dance a lot, I highly suggest recording yourself and watching the videos. You can learn a lot from watching yourself. I’ve been aware of this for a long time, but I rarely put forth the effort to record myself. This past Friday though I was lucky enough to have someone else do the recording. So here is a video of myself dancing with the wonderful Karen:
NOTE: This video was originally an embed from myspace. I haven’t been able to find the video to upload elsewhere. I will re-add it to this post if I ever find it again. :(
Watch yourself, and learn. This, of course, not only applies to dancing, but to pretty much everything. Take a step back and look at your work. One of my favorite things about being a programmer and having other programmer friends is that we get to show off to each other what we’ve done (well, we could show it off to other people, but non-programmers just don’t get excited over things like “check out this sweet code, I reduced 20 lines of code to just 3 and it runs way faster now!”). Don’t allow yourself to get discouraged at what you are not. Look at your accomplishments and then pick one thing to work on and then when you’ve done that, go tell somebody about it!
P.S. Don’t bother looking for the other 41 dance tips on here. I don’t think I’ve posted any others. I just figured #42 sounded better than #1. Also, 42 is the answer to everything.