Swimming is a cool kid’s skill. In my locality there were hardly anyone who knew how to swim. So when someone joined the swimming classes then it was seen in high regard.
The location of the pool was also far away. So it required an additional motivation to go and enrol yourself. Add to that it was the same price per month which could fetch you the education of school kid. So it was an expensive affair to indulge in.
For the longest time, it was a dream far fetched. And only a handful of my friends or colleagues knew swimming. So, I was cool when I didn’t know how to swim.
When I joined the education Institute where I work currently – I found out about the facility of swimming pool which was almost free. And the people in the vicinity knew swimming. Oh my god, all the adults around me knew some kind of sport – and many were enrolled in swimming.
Seeing others – I got inclined to learn it faster. When most of your friends are into something then either because of peer pressure or status – you want to do the same thing.
And my journey of swimming started because of the inclination of social status – and how easy it was for me to get enrolled.
So, if you want to learn something and get better then surround yourself with people who are passionate about that thing. And if the equipment or area of practice is accessible and within reach – you are bound to more of it. Go figure that out and rock it.