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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…

Do you consider yourself a creative person?

All of us are creative in one way or another. If you cook a meal, sketch a chart with a pencil, design a new game for kids to play outdoors, you are expressing creativity.

Some people downplay their gifts. Even though they have written original poems for family members in greeting cards, played an instrument from time to time, and danced with their spouse in the living room, they don’t think they are expressing creativity. Yet, they are.

When it comes to your life’s work, if you know what you need to share with the world and don’t do it, you’re selfish.

If you know how to:

  • connect ideas in new ways for a Renaissance-type book,
  • connect people that need to meet each other to do business, and/or
  • connect chords in a progressive way to drive that new song that runs through your head each day…

…and don’t do it, the world is missing out on your unique contribution.

Why?

Does it matter?

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