Dance ‘Til It Rains

There are many indigenous tribes around the world that practice various forms of rainmaking, which is a weather modification ritual that attempts to invoke rain. Among the best known examples of weather modification rituals are African rain dances, historically performed by northern tribes (Sahara and north-ward) in Africa.

What is not surprising about the rainmaking rituals most of these tribes perform is that when they dance, it usually does not rain. But there is one particular tribe where every time they dance, it rains. Why did the rain dances favor this one tribe, and not the others? When anthropologists went to study this tribe to learn their secret, they learned that this tribe danced until it rained. That was their secret. 

Zulu-cultural-danceIn my life, I have missed many opportunities to do amazing things because I did not understand the value of sticktoitiveness and persistence. Why is it that most people never achieve their goals, aims and ambitions? Is it the lack of economic resources? Is it the lack of knowledge or access to information? Is it the lack of family support? Is it the lack of talent and skill?

While those factors certainly play a role relating to the success outcomes a person might experience, those variables are hardly the reasons why most people fail to become the best version of themselves. Most people do not experience the success they desire because they give up too soon—they simply quit. 

Here is the application. It is not enough to have a dream and to desire success. You must hold on to that dream and idea long enough in order for that idea to materialize into your reality. Believe in yourself and decide on what you want, and once you have locked onto what you want, go ALL in—and Dance Until It Rains!

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40 thoughts on “Dance ‘Til It Rains

  1. Very good read, thanks! Sometimes it’s not even just about giving up on your dreams too easily it’s about giving up on yourself. Knowing you can do something makes it all the more easier when you’re working towards your goals. Granted, I believe the fear of failure is just as strong as the fear of success. What happens when you get there, when you have nothing else to work towards, to strive for? What happens when it finally rains?They both have halting powers to your goals.

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  2. I LOVE this concept. It’s not a failure if you just stick to it until you succeed. Any rain dance is 100 percent effective if you just keep dancing until it rains. How simple but how poignant! Thanks for sharing, Josiah. I always get something inspirational when I come to your blog.

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  3. I love this, and I absolutely needed to read this at this point in my life. It’s far too easy to let the little failures get you down and make you want to just give up. You look at others and wonder how their success seems to come to them so effortlessly.

    This post reminds us that you don’t get to choose when it rains. You just have to keep dancing until it does and believe that it will. Excellent post, as always.

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  4. I like this post. Learning to dance until it rains. I guess the issue though is sometimes figuring out if you should keep dancing or if perhaps you need to find another rain to dance towards. What I mean is deciding if what you need is consistency or realizing that what you are doing is perhaps not for you. How do you balance that out?

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  5. Ha ha ha lmao 😀

    “When anthropologists went to study this tribe to learn their secret, they learned that this tribe danced until it rained. That was their secret.”

    Of course the clouds finally came and rained as that one African tribe had people dancing for who know for how long!

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  6. I made a typo:

    “When anthropologists went to study this tribe to learn their secret, they learned that this tribe danced until it rained. That was their secret.”

    Of course the clouds finally came and rained as that one African tribe had people dancing for who knows how long!

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  7. Absolutely! Most of us watch the clouds roll in, stop dancing thinking we’ve achieved rain, and then become frustrated or disgruntled when the ground around us remains dry. Keep on dancing! 🙏🏻 Namaste

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  8. Right now I’m on the northern California coast. A cool mist is falling, surfers in body suits hanging ten, and visitors and townsfolk are preparing for another explosive 4th of July. This small town waits for this holiday and competes well with the large towns. Everybody dances and the weather forecast calls for beautiful sunsets with chances of showers. It’ll happen. Thanks for your inspiring blog.

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