For every tear shed because of a failure, there will be a beaming smile because of a success.
For every purple bruise from a bad fall, there will be a smooth landing from a perfect jump.
For every last-place finish at a competition, there will be a performance that you finish with tears of joy.
For every discouraging session where everything goes wrong, there will be a session where every spin and jump is flawless.
For every time your coach screams at you, there will be a time when she complements you and reminds you how far you’ve come.
For every pulled muscle, there will be a time when you do a trick that you never thought you could pull off.
For every 5am wake-up call, there will be a moment when you realize the extra practice is paying off.
For every time you leave the arena in defeat, there will be a time you stand upon the podium, smiling.
Next time you think about quitting forever, think about all the amazing things that come out of skating. Next time you cry because the sport is too hard and too painful, think about how much stronger you are becoming. Next time you wonder if it’s all worth it, think about each and every accomplishment and every smile that has spread across your face.