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Use It or Lose It: a Terrifying Concept for Multipotentialites?

20 November 2017

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Use It or Lose It: a Terrifying Concept for Multipotentialites?

In the last few years I’ve developed a much better exercise habit. But it’s not a consistent habit. There are times when I stay disciplined and push myself for months on end. And then there are the weeks when energy and discipline are harder to come by, and I let it slide. After one of […]

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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child

17 October 2017

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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child

I never really grew out of childishness. It’s just so fun. Children get to be curious, silly, and playful, and there’s something delightfully mindful about the capacity they have to get absorbed in an activity for hours on end. Naturally, we can’t remain entirely childish forever, but I’ve been thinking lately about which parts of […]

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Why You Should Stop Striving for “Mastery,” and What to Aim For Instead

18 September 2017

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Why You Should Stop Striving for “Mastery,” and What to Aim For Instead

Multipotentialites are often made to feel bad for our supposed inability to “master” something. But the concept of mastery is fraught with problems. What on earth does it mean? How do you quantify it? Is it even possible to master a discipline or even a specialty these days? There’s so much knowledge out there. And […]

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

15 August 2017

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

“Oh Sophie, it’s beeeautiful!” I exclaimed, admiring the yellow pipe cleaner wrapped around a ball of aluminum foil attached to my friend’s ring finger. The audience laughed. I didn’t. I stayed in character. A few lines later and it was my turn to kick off the song: “Honey honey, how he thrills me…” In case […]

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