What's the real reason?

Snowboarders usually have a preferred foot to have forward but the best boarders have trained themselves to be ambidextrous. I've tried to get better at riding with my weak foot (known as riding switch) but have never been very good at it. Today i went switch up the chair switch, and in just a few short runs became almost comfortable. Not fully committing and only riding down switch was holding me back.

Why didn't I do this before? I told myself that I didn't want to wreck my right boot, which was still in pristine condition due to always being strapped in, but the real reason was because I was scared at falling at the top of the lift. A silly reason to be honest. What's your real reason?