Love what you do
We dance because we enjoy the movement, it makes us happy, and we get an opportunity to share our talent. I can't think of a better reason to choose to invest time and effort into something. Advice from Steve Jobs sums it up like this: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." And keep in mind even though you love what you do, it doesn't mean you will love every minute of it. I did have matine performances where I was dancing (or should I say sweating) in an outdoor theater in 90 degrees weather in a thick, foam, monster costume for the ballet Firebird. Not ideal for honing my technique skills but man was it fun to flail around in a costume designed by Marc Chagall!