reinforces your confidence in the ability to create.”
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
In this article by the New York Times, the author equates success with the discipline, confidence, and creativity that years of music study instills. Paul Allen also is quoted talking about his turn to music after a long day of programming. He said, picking up his guitar was “the emotional analog to his day job, with each channeling a different type of creative impulse.” How many times do we find ourselves searching for that outlet after our 9-5pm? Whatever it may be, there is something special about where music can take you.
The author cleverly points out that many industries have musicians at the helm. Is it a coincidence?
I think not!
“And their experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.”
I agree, what do you think?