Posts Tagged with "goals"

Sometimes the Impulsive Choice Is the Right Choice

Monday, November 27, 2017

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Sometimes the Impulsive Choice Is the Right Choice

I have a new project in my life: I’m developing a TV series and writing a script for the pilot episode. It’s fun. SO SO SO SO SO SO FUN! You might say I’m in the multipotentialite honeymoon period right now. I’ve wanted to do this for years. It’s a goal that hasn’t always been […]

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

Monday, November 20, 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 “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Monday, October 30, 2017

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Everybody wants success. And (nearly) everybody wants cake. Simple, right? Bake a cake, achieve some success… everybody’s happy. But the difference between cake and success is that everybody agrees what cake is. You can point to “a cake”. But there’s no such thing as “a success” that we can all point to and agree on. […]

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

You’re at a party and a friend asks what you’ve been up to. Unable to tone down your enthusiasm, you dive in and tell them about your new project: a murder-mystery-in-a-box game that you’re creating! “WOW!” They say, “Tell me more…” You go on for a while, describing the difference scenarios and characters… You omit […]

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Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Are you a multipod with tons of aspirations and projects who sometimes (or maybe most of the time) feels like you can’t get anything done? This week, I decided to record a video reply to Martina, who posted a question about this issue in the forums of the Puttytribe. Check it out: Your Turn How […]

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

Monday, September 18, 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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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Dara Blaine A few years ago, I took an online assessment called the Strengthsfinder 2.0. It was designed to assess — you guessed it — my biggest strengths. After answering the questions, it didn’t surprise me to see “Learner” in my top five strengths. I certainly didn’t […]

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