When you decided on which goals you wanted to achieve this year, did you make an outline of the steps you will take to achieve them? Did you list how you will accomplish your goals, or did you simply write what you want to get done? There is a subtle difference between what and how, yet the critical distinction is part of what determines your success. Continue Reading…
a poem (haiku)
Snow, freezing rain, sleet
Then warm, rain, cold again. Why?
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
A private music instructor, Mrs. Dixon (who retired from teaching in the public schools), told me yesterday her students don’t like to do improvisation. I asked her, why not? She said, “They’re afraid of making a mistake.”
I replied, “It’s hard to make a mistake if you know what key you’re in!”
She said that they just can’t get over messing up. Continue Reading…