How telekinesis helped me get my Penny Drop

There’s a move I’ve been trying to nail on the trapeze for, oooh… around five years now.

It’s a scary one, because you have to swing upside down from your knees, then just let go and jump off. 

Turns out, all I needed was my trapeze coach’s telekinetic powers (and a little determination, some self belief, and a big pile of mats).

Well, that and watching someone do it in slow motion, and realising it’s not such a giant, scary move after all.

I’ve always wanted to be able to do the Penny Drop move, but I’d never quite found the courage to work on it.

Until last week, when I declared that I wanted to put it into my competition routine (it’ll go perfectly at the end).

So Edd built a pile of mats, shoved me up onto the trapeze, and helped me through it.

Build a habit of always trying, even if it scares you.

Make it a habit to train and practice (at whatever you want to get better at), even if you don’t really feel like it today.

And create a habit of believing you can.

Because eventually, you’ll realise it’s true: you can do it. Just like I can do the Penny Drop. Look:

Got a goal?

Keep working on it. Eventually, you’ll reach it..

About the Author

Vicky Fraser

Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites and She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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