Sometimes I call it MATH and DRAMA In this podcast I am calling it TASK vs EGO. These are two mindset states that we as dancers tend to be in.
In the case of a task-oriented mindset, we are focused on what needs to be done. There are certain traits associated with this mindset that turn out to be very useful. You persist at tasks longer, you enjoy the process more, and you perform better under pressure…among other things.
In an ego-oriented mindset, you focus more on yourself–how you look, what other people think of you, and what the results mean about you. This mindset is so easy to slip into but it can be so detrimental. It is also an exhausting roller coaster of emotion.
In this episode I want you through both states and why you want to be in one more than the other. Listen in and see where you fall on the spectrum.