“Be generous.
“I don’t use that word lightly…If you’re generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It’s like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.”
“Whenever I feel I’m working in a groove it’s invariable because I feel I am being the benefactor in the situation rather than the beneficiary. I am sharing my art with others, lending my craft to theirs, interest free with no IOU.”
“I want the dancers to look great, so I try to give them great steps. In return, they live up to the potential I see in them. Then I am the one who feels lucky. In the luck equation, who is the winner here?”


~Twyla Thrap from her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life