You must let go to achieve. Take it in, feel it, give it back. Ballet is fleeting. The pessimistic industry saying laments that you're "only as good as your last performance," meaning the impression from live art is quickly replaced by whatever comes next.
Writing is hard work, but it's not just fun, sometimes it's bliss. As for writing a novel or any other book, what could be better? Working on one, I feel enveloped, protected, uplifted, transported. It's the best sort of vacation.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf there is a boundary, trust an artist to cross it -- and then make you appreciate why.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe works which I find most deeply satisfying to create are the ones which feel like gifts that I have received through some sort of bizarre or miraculous circumstance.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNot everyone shares the Western assumption that children should have an extended, protected childhood. The circumstances of life in different parts of the world create different assumptions about what childhood should look like.
With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.
The business world is changing at an astonishing and complex pace. Companies need critical thinking skills to not only thrive but also survive in this environment.