“If you don’t have that disposition to question, you’re going to fear change. But if you’re comfortable questioning, experimenting, connecting things – then change is something that becomes an adventure. And if you can see it as an adventure, then you’re off and running.”*
Rehearsing and practice are good; we all have to learn the basics. But at some point we have to step outside of the classroom or “rehearsal studio” and produce our art. This is a naked moment with nowhere to hide. It’s a deeper form of questioning and experimentation. It’s about iterating fast to see what flies and what doesn’t.
Learning and practicing is never the final goal; it’s always about what will happen with an idea, dream, hope, when it makes contact with people, when something new happens.
The daily habits and practices are always in the background, bringing us to where we need to be everyday, where we need to begin. But every new twenty four hours is different because of the last twenty four hours of iteration. Every day I am letting go and letting come.
“If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you’re going to double your inventiveness.”**
(*John Seely Brown, quoted in Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question.)
(**Jeff Bezos, quoted in Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Bharadwhaj Badal’s Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder.)
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