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
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
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.
It’s 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 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 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