No matter what heights you reach, somebody will always be upset by your success. But skillfully dealing with uninvited critics can transform them from an annoyance to an unexpected gift. Here’s how.
Articles in the category "Confidence"
Multipotentialites want a wide variety of life experiences—to be in a near-constant state of beginning. Expecting immediate proficiency in every new thing we try is a recipe for despair.
You can have the adventure of a lifetime. All that’s required is that you contribute the best of yourself.
Have you ever looked around and smiled at the pleasantly unpredictable ways in which your life as a multipotentialite has unfolded? I say, let’s keep that going.
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.
Someone will always arrive at a new concept—or get onto a new platform—before you. But being late to the party doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no point in trying.
For most multipotentialites, this question can be difficult—after all, we pride ourselves on being many things. When someone demanded that I define myself to them, it absolutely unraveled me.
It’s tempting to think that our uniqueness is the product of our quantifiable creative accomplishments. But what if the life you build, and the memories you make, are your most stunning (and original) works of art?
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.