One thing that is inevitably a part of learning, of growth, is the time spent in (on?) plateaus.
I am writing this post mostly as a reminder to myself, as patience is something I need to practise as well.
Currently I am at a kind of plateau on pointes (which makes for an interesting visualisation), and I catch myself being less motivated to practise because of it, while knowing that practise would be exactly what helps me the most.
I know, I know.
It helps to think of plateaus as the time where newly acquired skills are deepened and assimilated, until they are dense and stable enough to serve as a platform for the next growth spurt.
It is – again – a matter of trusting the invisible work.
Do the work. Give it time.
Did you know the highest plateau in the world is The Tibetan ‘Roof of the World? Well, now you do 🙂