Over the past few years, he has sent me off on small quests that have enriched my thinking on creativity. I learned of Steven Pressfield The War of Art from Merlin. Here is a video from the estimable American dancer Twyla Tharp. She knows what she’s talking about, and she says it well.
I am reminded also of Dan Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: the last career guide you’ll ever need. One of the rules Johnny has to learn is to ‘make excellent mistakes.’ Tharp understands this; it’s often the way of the creative.