Posts Tagged with "validation"

Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Recently I wrote a post asking if there is a multipotentialite nemesis and one fear which seemed to strike a real chord, was being scared about never fulfilling our true potential. It’s the fear we’ll never manage to actualize the abilities we know we have inside, that we have so much to offer the world, […]

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

Monday, May 27, 2013

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

A few months ago I was at a Toastmasters meeting and I came up against my worst nightmare. There’s a portion of every meeting called Table Topics. The way Table Topics works is they give you a topic on the spot and you then stand up and give an impromptu 1-2 minute speech on that […]

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Why You “Lose” Your Personality when You’re Feeling Insecure (and How to Get it Back)

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Why You “Lose” Your Personality when You’re Feeling Insecure (and How to Get it Back)

In honour of American Thanksgiving this Thursday, and my recently renewed interest in confidence, I thought I’d merge the two topics and tell a story about Thanksgivings past. Five years ago, when I was twenty-two, I went to a Thanksgiving dinner at my then-boyfriend’s buddies’ place. (I could say these were my friends too, but […]

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Today’s post is a personal one. It’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. I’ve written before about my experiences with childhood bullying. It’s something that a lot of multipotentialites seem to have experienced (apparently when you do origami at recess and play violin in an orchestra, other kids think you’re weird…) […]

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

Monday, August 8, 2011

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

The other day on Twitter, I was asked the following question: As a multipotentialite, how do you convince people that you’re not just indecisive? The short answer? You can’t. Sorry, I know that’s not the most encouraging answer… But when it comes down to it, you can’t control other people’s opinions of you. However, what […]

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What the Sh** Was I Thinking?!

Monday, May 16, 2011

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What the Sh** Was I Thinking?!

So you had an idea – a blog, a play, a business – some project you’ve been wanting to create for a while. You managed to overcome the forces that had stopped you in the past. You surmounted the odds and poured your heart into this thing, this masterpiece. But now it’s launch day. You […]

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How to Overcome Post-Achievement Depression

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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How to Overcome Post-Achievement Depression

Do you ever work really hard at something, only to reach your end goal and then feel… well, a little underwhelmed? You wonder what happened to that sense of accomplishment you had been working toward and you may even feel guilty for not being able to appreciate all your hard work and the praise you’re […]

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