How Juggling Transforms Lives Around the Globe, and How It Can Do the Same for You
By Curtis on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 in Inspiration, Juggling, Motivation, Performance
The street is flooded with children. Balls and batons are flying through the air. It sounds like chaos, but each object is snagged out of the air with precision as the parade marches on.
A week ago, NPR published a story on Afghanistan’s eighth annual national juggling competition, focusing on the Mobile Mini Circus in which young boys and girls alike can show off their technique.
As an inspirational speaker and juggler, these types of stories always interest me, but particularly when the reason behind the competition runs so much deeper than hand-eye coordination. In fact, the article explains that the purpose of the competition is to teach the children self-confidence. What I see in these kids is that they’ve given themselves 5,000 tries. They aren’t afraid to fail successfully. When you’re willing to fail and you’re willing to keep trying until you succeed, you can’t help but become more self confident.