At justice tumbling company. We don’t look for perfection. We look for progression. Let’s talk about that.
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Tulsa tumbling experts answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your Jenks tumbling lessons hosts Coulton cruise and rusty slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So rusty, we’re gonna, we’re gonna kind of call out some of those athletes that we work with, not by name, but um, just those perfectionists that insist on everything being perfect for them to be satisfied with the skill that they’re throwing. Yes.
Do you have some athletes that are like that? Um, there’s two kinds of athletes that are like that, that are perfectionists and it’s perfectionist thought end up hurting their tumbling. Like we tell everybody I’ve been tumbling for a long time. If I throw over, even something as simple as a round off back handspring, it’s gonna look good, but I guarantee you there’s going to be something that needs to be worked on. So going perfectionist who are approaching in a pass and if they’re doing a round off their toe is pointed to the side a little bit or their thumb has been,
or they come off the line a little bit, something like that. And because it’s a little bit different, they completely stopped the past. Um, those kind of perfectionist are going to have problems progressing through skills. Probably every skill that they learned, they attempt every skill. But then like long specialty passes are never going to be realistic for them. Cause there’s so much that goes into specialty passes. That’s a lot. That has to be
perfect for you to throw an entire pass, which doesn’t happen. There’s going to be something that needed to be worked on. So if you’re that kind of athlete that is that perfectionist who lets it stop their tumbling completely, those are the athletes that need to get over that as quick as possible. Those that is the limiting perfectionist.
And then there’s the perfectionist that throw the pass and land the past, but every time they land it, they finish it. They get this sour look on their face and they’re super unhappy with how it looks, which whenever it comes to perfectionist, we, we totally understand that you want it to look good, you want to perform and be the best that you can be. We can totally appreciate that. What we cannot appreciate is whenever you, we tell you that, that looked good or you did a good job and you tell us, no, no, you’re wrong. No, it didn’t. No, it didn’t. Like we don’t know our Jenks tumbling lessons job, like we don’t know what we’re doing. Um, so we do take offense to that one, but two, uh, it, it helps, it keeps you from growing and moving on to the next skill. Yes. We do
have athletes that are, like Colin said, that throw a skill or a palace and granted it’s not perfect, but it looks very good and better than most people’s. And sometimes even before we can say anything and they’re like, oh, that was terrible. Yeah. Or we’ll say, hey, like you did this grid. And they’re like, no, I didn’t know. And so that it’s like we said, it’s not cute. We don’t think that’s cute. We don’t think it’s funny that’s not helping you. Um,
in fact, like rusty said on one of our Jenks tumbling lessons other podcasts, uh, it’s a toxic attitude that will, will easily spread.
Yeah. It just, it gets to where you’re almost untouchable at that point to where it’s like, why, why even give you a critique if you’re not going to listen to it because you have it in your head that it looks a certain way. Yeah.
Um, w we also have athletes that, um, we’ll throw the skill that they’re supposed to throw. Uh, if one of us is standing there, but only if one of us is standing there, but that’s another, uh, uh, perfectionist mindset that it has to be perfect or else I won’t throw it. And if that person isn’t there, if I make a mistake, I need them to catch me. Um, that’s where that perfectionist mindset has gone too far and has kind of pushed them to where they can’t even complete the skill because they’re so unhappy with the way they think it feels or it looks
so wanting to fix your Jenks tumbling lessons is great. We want you to have that knowing that you’re tumbling is not yeah,
perfect drive. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We love it. We love it.
But then there is that going too far. Being too much of a perfectionist to where you’re letting that be. The one thing that’s holding you back in tumbling. You don’t have injuries, you don’t have all these other issues, blocks anything. It’s literally you’re just too hard on yourself. Um, we need to find a way to push through that. We, we talked to those athletes, we pull on the side. I had the conversation with a girl last week. I was like, uh, at first I thought it was just working with her. It was just not a normal thing. But then after working with her for months and every pass, everything she does just, nope, that was terrible. That was terrible. Like that’s when I pulled her aside. I was like, I don’t, it’s not cute. It’s not funny. Like you’re, you’ve been doing the same skill. It’s been one step forward, one step back because of that mindset. Yeah. So when, if it’s something that continues to happen, we’ve got to nip it in the bud before it continues, before it can get out of hand, before it really starts limiting what they’re doing.
Yeah. And, and you know, you always hear those athletes who they, they know they’re good. And so whenever they perform, they’re like, all their friends will tell them all that was so pretty and they’re like, shut up. No, it’s not. No, it wasn’t. It wasn’t, but they really know it was. Um, and that attitude can actually become what we’re talking about now. So don’t let that, you know, if you, if you, if someone tells you that you’re tumbling pass looks good, then take that as a compliment. If you, even if you don’t think so, just take it, take it. But whenever it comes to a coach telling you, listen, that pass was good. You, you focused on exactly what I was asking on four and, and you did what I asked and you fixed it. Um, then take that, use that. Don’t doubt your Jenks tumbling lessons coach. Because if that’s the case, then maybe you should be coaching our class. Because you, you apparently know what you’re talking about more than we do.
Yes. That runs into are three traits that make us successful. Tumbler, that’s making that coachability part of that almost impossible. You’re making yourself uncoachable to where no matter what critique we’ve given you, you’re not listening to it because you already have your mind made up about what that passes. And a lot of the times it’s layouts, everybody hates layouts, but layouts are one of the most important thing is to having a good full, if you have a good layout, you’re going to have a good full there.
People who are so a perfectionist driven that um, that they’ll ask to skip the layout just because they don’t want their, they don’t want it to, I don’t know, look like a pike. Right? Yeah, Jenks tumbling lessons, yeah. But, but isn’t that the time of where she’d be working on it? Like, if that’s the case, then let’s work on it. Um, so we, we totally understand the work hard. Um, you know, aspect, the mindset of doing everything at the best that you can, the best of your Jenks tumbling lessons ability. We can totally respect that. We, we work our butts off for this company and we want this company to be the best that it can be and we want to provide the best that we can for the company. But at a certain point there, there has to be a time where you say, okay, for, um, for further growth, we need to sit back and look at something else, look at it at a different way. Um, or else you’re kind of just spinning your wheels and you’re giving it as much gas as you can, but you’re just, you’re just sliding
and maybe you don’t know it’s you. So, yeah, challenge yourself. If you go to your coach and say, am I that athlete that is very much a perfectionist that it’s holding me back because it might be something you’ve, like Colton said, it’s something that was developed young. I had nothing to do with tumbling that you just got so used to it. No, no, not like that. Yeah. You might not even know you’re doing it. And so communicate to your Jenks tumbling lessons coaches over, communicate with your Jenks tumbling lessons coaches. Listen to this podcast. If a lot of this is relating to you, you probably are that perfectionist that’s holding yourself back.
And I’m going to, I’m going to tell a few athletes, go listen to podcast one 45. So if you are one of those athletes that we referred to this podcast specifically, you’re probably one of the very athletes that we’re talking about right now. So, um, anyway, if you are interested in finding out more about us justice tumbling company or colon rusty, you can check out our Jenks tumbling lessons website. It’s justice tumbling co.com or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. And if you have a Google account, we would love it if you left us in objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing. I think they really love it. Guys. Please, please do. We love those Google reviews and we will see you next time on host Kimball talk with justice.