Twyla Tharp is a famous American dancer
and choreographer. She is well known for her unique style that has the
combination of ballet and modern dance with various form of American Vernacular
dance. Twyla Tharp was born in Portland, Indiana, on July 1, 1941, and was
named after Twila Thornburg, the “Princess” of the eighty-ninth Annual
Muncie Fair in Indiana.
She has worked with dancers from all
over the world in different famous opera houses. She has created more than 130
dance numbers and ballet performances and also has her own company, where she experiments and improvises her forms.
What was the secret of her success? In her book The Creative Habit,
she explains how her ritual is useful for her success. She says that she
follows a ritual. She always wakes up at 5.30 in the morning, and put on her
workout clothes. She walks out of the home and call a taxi. She ask driver to
take her to the Pumping Iron gym at 91st Street
and First Avenue. She performs her exercises in 2 hours. The ritual is not
going for the workout but calling a cab is. Once you call the cab it’s
difficult to skip the routine. Calling a cab is not a big deal, but if you do
it daily then it becomes the habits.
This lesson can be helpful to us in
our daily life. If it is your habit, you have to do it whether you like it or
not. It would be the first thing you will do if you even don’t want it to do. Ones
it becomes your habit your brain doesn’t
waste time in decision making, you just start.
Every famous personality has a morning
ritual that they perform before starting their day, and everybody should have because it is a path of success.
Ones you see the positive results you will feel motivated; the task is not going to gym
the task is waking up and calling a taxi.
If you have done this then automatically you will do a workout at the gym, because
you can’t go back home. It means starting with the easy step of the task, rest of the work you will do anyway.
Include some morning rituals like
exercising every day, meditation, prayer
and if you love writing then start with writing in the morning. Try to be
creative with yourself. Add something in your routine that does not makes you
feel bore. Add some rituals for night also, like reading 10 pages every night
before falling to sleep, or brushing your teeth or anything. Chose positive and
good things that can help you become a
happy, successful and better person.