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How Does Skateboarding Improve Perseverance?

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By Edited Apr 10, 2016 0 0

Perseverance is one of the best traits that a skateboarder can obtain from years of participating in the sport. This is not just because perseverance is a great characteristic to have in general, but also because of how much perseverance the support both requires and instills into the athlete. It is no secret that every sport incorporates and provides a boost of perseverance into the athlete, but because of the way skateboarding is set up; it is one of the better sports to engage in to get the full benefits of having a high amount of perseverance.

How Does Skateboarding Incorporate Perseverance More Than Other Sports?

Skateboarding is considered by many to be one of the most difficult sports out there. It takes an insane level of skill and talent and a lot of practice in order to be successful in the sport. Every individual trick is different in its own way, and they each take quite a while to learn, and even longer to perfect. Because of this, skateboarders are constantly challenging themselves with new tricks and failing often. In fact, failing is a huge part of the sport, and that is where perseverance comes into play.

If you want to be successful in skateboarding, you have to learn to never give up. No matter how hard a trick seems to be, if you give up, you will never be able to land it. And since there are so many tricks to learn in skateboarding, the cycle of perseverance repeats itself every single day the skateboarder goes out to practice. Once they persevere long enough to successfully land one trick, they simply move on to the next trick and do it all over again.

How Does the Perseverance Acquired From Skateboarding Translate Into Real Life Situations?

Many skateboarders start the sport at a young age and stick with it for several years, often all the way into adulthood. As we know, children have brains like sponges, and will easily learn over time that perseverance is helpful in all kinds of different things besides skateboarding.

A child with a high level of perseverance will be more likely to succeed in many aspects of life. If they have bad grades in school, perseverance will help them get the motivation to work harder to bring their grades up. It can also be helpful if the child is participating in other sports such as football, basketball, or wrestling. Basically anything that a kid would normally give up on will no longer be an issue as long as they have a good amount of perseverance.

By the time adulthood rolls around, a skateboarder will have plenty of years of practice under their belt and their level of perseverance would probably be pretty high. They have learned over the years and after dozens upon dozens of tricks that giving up is at the bottom of the list of options, no matter what the situation. This can include things like performing difficult tasks at work or in college, or even in emergency situations where they are less likely to give up regardless of how intimidating the task at hand happens to be.



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