Inside the Mindset of Zack Gallagher


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ZACK GALLAGHER // @Zack_Gallagher // Sweets Kendamas Pro

 

Why did you choose to do 28?

I chose to do 28 first and foremost because I think the challenge is a great way to improve my skill and discipline. Furthermore, I think it's a challenge that amplifies not only my motivation in kendama, but my motivation in other aspects of my life as well. Getting a trick everyday is tough, and to successfully achieve that my time management and drive in other aspects of my day-to-day life had to be on point in order to make time for getting that trick.

On top of that, I think it's good for me to play with a "forced" mindset for a month because after the month is over I can use 28 as a reminder that I always have time for kendama during my day.

 

What does 28 tricks later mean to you?

To me, 28trickslater means getting a trick every day of February. Simple as that.

 

What type of characteristics / benefits did 28 Tricks later show you about yourself? How did it push you?

By doing 28trickslater I showed myself that I can always have at least a little bit of time for kendama in my day and it pushed me to discipline myself in order to complete the challenge.

- I answered more about this in the first question.

 

Do you see failure as beneficial? why or why not?

I do see failure as beneficial because as long as you keep trying, failure is temporary. In the context of this challenge, if you fail on getting your primary trick one day, it sucks and you have to go for another trick. But the more you try that primary trick, the easier it will become because of all the practice you put into it and the time you've spent on it, and finally, it will end up paying off. To me, what matters the most is seeing failure sort of as motivation to continue to keep trying.

 

Do you feel like you leveled up as a player? why or why not?

I do because I know for a fact if I didn't do this challenge I wouldn't have tried nearly as many of the tricks I ended up doing/playing as much kendama as I did throughout the month. Because of this challenge, I played kendama every day and tried new tricks every day as well.

 

Was it worth the grind?

Yes. Like last year, I got a huge sense of accomplishment from completing the challenge, and as I looked back through the tricks I posted, I saw my improvement as a player.

 

If you could give one “mindset” tip to those looking to take on the challenge what would it be?   Go at the challenge with a mindset on consistency, being just try to stay on track and make sure to land and post a trick every day, no matter how hard or easy the trick is. A lot of people in this challenge express their disappointment in the tricks they post with "cop out" or "sorry I posted a bad trick." Realistically it's almost impossible to land a trick up to a person's regular standards or "hard enough" for 28 days straight. So don't stress about it and just make sure you land a trick each day.

 

 

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