The Toolkit

“To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit,
every problem looks like a nail.”
Abraham Maslow

Remember yesterday’s brick wall? You do owe it to yourself to get back up again after you’ve been knocked down. But there’s nothing that says you have to keep going back for the exact same punishment.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over
and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein

Keep practicing, word hard, don’t give up; but don’t underestimate the value of creativity in solving your problems.  Reframe. Stay loose. Rethink. Rehearsing isn’t mindless drudgery. Be present in your practice so that you can recognize when a new approach will expand your options.

“Fix the things you know how to fix.
That’s why a failure of skill is unforgivable:
If you don’t have a broad base of skills,
you’re limiting the number of problems
you can solve when trouble hits.”
Twyla Tharp

(Damn, these dancers are good…)

Have a wonderful weekend!  Next week’s topics: Calm, Flexibility & Focus.

Don’t forget that the first deadline for audition tour applications is tonight (9/24) at midnight! Links on the right sidebar.

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