Friday, April 27, 2012

Full Potential

I was browsing through one of my favorite books, The Creative Habit, yesterday, and re read something I find to be so incredible.

"Mike Nichols tells a story about getting the musical Annie ready for Broadway.  A scene that was supposed to be funny was failing to get laughs, no matter what Nichols tried.  He asked Jerome Robbins to watch the scene with his practiced eye.  Afterwards, Nichols asked him how to fix the scene.  Robbins surveyed the stage and pointed to a white towel hanging at the back of the set.  "That towel should be yellow," he said.  "That's it?" thought Nichols.  "That makes the scene work?"  But he made the change and the scene got a laugh every night thereafter."

Two thoughts came to mind after reading this:

1.  Jerome Robbins is a genius.  West Side Story, anyone?

2.  What is ONE thing that is keeping me from reaching my full potential?  (There are without any doubt  a lot of things, but baby steps)  Something I need to change, something I need to stop, or something I need to start.  I need to brainstorm over this question this weekend.  If only I had that quiet room!  

And here's some cuteness to kick off the weekend.



Enjoy your weekend!

 

10 comments :

thecoffeehouse said...

hmmmm. that is a very good question. i think that would take me longer than a weekend. ;)

Emmy said...

That is a good question-- I think reaching our full potential is nearly impossible in this life- but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try, we just shouldn't be too hard on ourselves when we don't get it

lisa signorini said...

amazing!

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Jamie said...

Cuteness overload!

Emily said...

Such a cute baby!!
Creamy

Kate @ Daffodils said...

just read several of your posts- your boys are too, too cute. And I agreed with you, that girl from the Lucky One looks waaaay older. Cant wait to read more and see more of your little ones!

dreaming en francais said...

That really is a good question to step back and ponder every once in a while. Thank you for the inspiration! xo

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two birds said...

that is a great question. i like your baby steps idea. and your kiddos...soooo adorable!

Megan said...

That's definitely a question to make everyone think...

Cute photos as usual :)

christine donee said...

I think I need to be asking myself this as well...

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