The Drive for Inner Strength: Tynna Rosero

June 16th, 2015

Tynna Rosero is a pro wakeskater and all-around amazing person. She was born and raised in the Philippines, where she first discovered her love for wakeskating after a cable park was built in her hometown. This sparked the beginning of an incredible journey filled with hard work, risk and self-discovery.

 

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For those of you who have never heard of wakeskating, here is a little background on the sport:

Wakeskating is a hybrid of wakeboarding and skateboarding. It’s like skateboarding on water, where the rider wears regular skate shoes and isn’t bound to the board in any way. This gives the sport its own unique style, feel and challenges.

 

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Gain some valuable insight about inner strength from our exclusive interview with Tynna Rosero:

 

1. Define Strength: inner and outer.

Inner strength refers to mental or emotional strength, while outer strength refers to physical strength. A person with inner strength is someone who can handle mental or emotional challenges such as stress, anxieties, fear, etc., and a person with outer strength is someone who can handle physical challenges.

 

2. Do you believe there is a correlation between inner and outer strength?

Yes, definitely. I think inner strength plays a very significant role in the development of a person’s outer strength.

 

3. What fuels/drives your inner strength?

Usually when situations ask for it. When I’m left with no choice but to be strong. Also when someone underestimates my capabilities. I usually take that as an opportunity to prove to myself that I can.

 

4. What specific instance/event/road block in your life has caused you to call upon your inner strength?

When I moved to the US. It’s a dream come true, and it’s probably the craziest decision I’ve ever made in my life. I didn’t have any savings or enough money to fund my trip. It took a lot of courage and a bunch of help from my family and friends. I was a little bit scared because I booked a two-way ticket for 2 months, though I knew I wanted to stay longer than that. The return flight was “just in case” it didn’t work out.

Towards the middle part of my trip, it got a little challenging. I found myself surrounded by a lot of discouragement. It was tough, but I knew I would do everything to make it happen. I just knew that I could somehow. Those discouragements, in turn, helped me push harder. I wanted to prove that I could make it and, for me, going back to the Philippines was like giving up everything.

 

5. How has your inner strength shaped the person you are today?

I’d like to think I’m a better person now than I was in the past, but at the same time I also think there’s always room for improvement. I don’t think I ever get satisfied. I always strive to be a better person than I was yesterday and having that strength helps a lot.

 

6. What advice can you give others who are struggling to find their inner strength?

You don’t find your inner strength, you develop it. It’s like muscles that need to be exercised regularly to gain the strength. It takes time, effort and willingness to do what it takes. I’d say just take every tough situation as a challenge you want to win. The more you win, the stronger you become.

 

7. Who/what helps you to keep a positive outlook/attitude?

I just view things differently. I believe that “life is how we take it”. It’s our decision to get mad, angry or disappointed over a situation. Eventually, you just learn how to live. You learn to accept sudden changes or when things don’t go your way. You especially learn to embrace things you cannot change. It helps when you try and set a good example for others cause you strive to be a better person, not just for yourself, but also for people you care about. Surrounding yourself with positive people helps a lot too.

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