Friday, January 23, 2009

A quick word

When I was in CA, my little brother imparted this wisdom to me:

"A mistake is only a mistake if you label it so."

And I had to giggle because my acting coach Karen said something very similar in class last night:

"If you make a mistake, say, 'GOOD,' and practice dealing with where this new energy takes you."

I love that!

In Effortless Mastery, Kenny Werner talks about how "there are no wrong notes," and my brother, Sean echoes this sentiment. As a musician, he's learned that a "mistake" can lead to an incredibly cool new riff, and I love that unlimited approach to art. Isn't that why we dig being creative in the first place?

Enjoy your process!

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