Daily motivation: lessons learned from twyla tharp twyla tharp is a famous dancer and choreographer. She is 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 is inimitable; 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- i begin each day of my life with a ritual; i wake up at 5:30 a.
m. Put on my workout clothes my leg warmers my sweatshirts and my hat. I walk outside my manhattan home hail a taxi and tell the driver to take me to the pumping iron gym at 91st street and first avenue where i work out for two hours. The ritual is not the stretching and weight training i put my body through each morning at the gym; the ritual is the cab.
The moment i tell the driver where to go i have completed the ritual. Its a simple act but doing it the same way each morning i turned it into a habit. It reduces the chance that i would skip it or do it differently.
It is one more item in my arsenal of routines and one less thing to think about. 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 dont want it to do.
Ones it becomes your habit your brain doesnt 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 cant 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 for a morning like exercising every day meditation prayer and if you love writing then start with writing in the morning.
Chose positive and good things that can help you become a happy successful and better person.