The key is to be consistent and do not give up if you fall off. Oh yes, you are going to fall off this is going to happen more times than you are going to want. But, the rule is that if you fall off you get right back up! Everyone is going to fall of the paddle board even the most experienced paddlers fall off their boards so never feel discouraged. You will get better! If you are dedicated and motivated and having fun along as well you are set! Anything you try out for the first time is going to challenge you!
Always remember to have fun when you are paddle boarding and learn at your own pace! The best thing you can do is to take a couple of beginner classes to learn the very basics of stand up paddle boarding. You will learn how to get up on your board, how to get off, how to properly paddle. If you keep at it you are going to be a pro paddle boarder in no time!