I watched the documentary Absolute Wilson last night. It follows the creative life of Robert Wilson the avant-garde stage director and writer. It ends with him talking about what to do next and I thought it was interesting enough to pass along:
Sometimes you say to yourself, what should I do next? And people advise you or you decide yourself what to do next. And quite often, you try to think of what is the right thing to do. But, quite often, you should think what is the wrong thing to do. And then do that.
This is a fun way to do things, “What shouldn’t I do next?” Especially for theater.
I have been playing around with the idea of seeing what my mind has already decided what to do and asking myself, “Is there a choice that is 10,000 times better than the one I just decided on?”
Sometimes what you should do isn’t what occurs to you. In fact, in your own mind it might be what you shouldn’t do because it scares you so much or you feel you aren’t worthy.
You should watch that documentary, it’s good.