Be the student

Not actually a picture of Diane Hidy

Not actually a picture of Diane Hidy

"No, Diane, cross your LEFT leg over your right."

He was patient with my confusion. You'd think, being a piano teacher, that I would know my right from my left. But when I'm doing something new, simple becomes difficult. My Feldenkrais teacher, Cliff, was gentle in his correction.

Keep learning from a real live human being. Not just something you're good at. If you don't have time to take a weekly class or lesson, sign up for a half-day workshop in something you've always wanted to try but were scared to.

We are at our best when we remind ourselves, by recent experience, what it's like to be on the receiving end of criticism.