If you thrive on trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone, doubt and negativity from family and friends can feel like a big road block. Next time someone gives you a sideways look about your latest passion, consider what’s really behind their criticism.
When a difficult problem started keeping me up at night, I was forced to examine the way I relate to the big questions and dilemmas of life. My new method for solving problems might surprise you.
Multipotentialites are great at diving head-first into new endeavors. So, what’s the secret to actually moving forward on the new things we’re learning? And how do we keep our balance?
Having gentle guidance from supportive adults can help multipotentialite young folks follow their curiosity and refine their interests. Sometimes they just need some reassurance that it will be ok to change directions in the future.
Relegating a specific hobby or pursuit to people of a single gender limits our potential as human beings. For nonbinary people, being assessed and separated in this way is awkward at best and agonizingly painful at worst. We have to do better.
I spent close to fifty years trying really hard to be what I thought was considered normal, and frequently fell short of the mark. The more I tried to bend myself to society’s standard, the more abnormal I felt. Then, I had an epiphany.
As multipotentialites, we often find ourselves looking forward to the next thing we want to accomplish, learn or try. If you frequently put your next big (or small) thing on a high shelf until all conditions are ideal, you’re probably missing out.
When I meet a stranger, “What do you do?” is often their first question – and they expect a tidy answer. As a multipotentialite with multiple careers and hobbies, this used to make me feel guilt and shame. Now, it just makes me angry.
Multipotentialites often dive deep into a new project – it’s one of our many strengths – but does every new passion really need to change the course of your life?