I like to think that great ideas are all around us. We just have to let ourselves see or hear them. This month my thoughts started from a bit in the book Bossypants by Tina Fey. (I will admit that for Hallowe’en two years ago I dressed up at Tina Fey doing Sarah Pallin… I had her accent down cold. I may be a fan – of Fey- not Pallin!) I have no authority by the publisher or author… but here is a bit from the book. Sadly, I’ve taken all the funny bits out for brevity.
Fey lists some “Rules of Improvisation”:
- Always AGREE and say YES – if you don’t your scene will ground to halt
- After saying YES… add something to the scene with AND… if you don’t, again you’ve come to a standstill
- Make statements – in other words, whatever the problem be part of the solution. “Instead of saying –Where are we? Say –Here we are in Spain, Dracula”
- There are no mistakes. Many of the world’s greatest discoveries have been by accident.
What struck me as applicable to the life of a high performance athletes came as she presented the first rule. Continue reading