This question of living up to our potential comes for everyone, but it hits especially hard for those of us who live with our own and others’ expectations that we represent the communities we’re a part of at the highest possible level. Here are three steps to transform that burden into a gift.
Articles tagged "fear"
Not comparing ourselves to others is basically impossible. But a happy, fulfilled, and successful multipotentialite life is a unique thing—it’s hard to compare it against another life! Here’s how to reframe comparison altogether.
Creating the life you want involves a lot of saying no—sometimes in ways that feel counterintuitive. Here’s how I rejected giving influential people too much power over my life, cut out obligations that I no longer found important, and retooled systems that just weren’t working anymore.
Hello, my name is Mel and I am an imposter. What I’ve learned from that is pretty surprising: Becoming an expert in being an imposter can enhance your life as a multipotentialite, once you decouple it from your sense of self-worth and the fear of being found out.
As a young multipotentialite, I learned to dial down my enthusiasm for everything, at least in public. It became a habit to hide both the things I cared about and the extent to which I cared about them. Now, I have the confidence to be unapologetically, excitedly me—mostly.
If you find your multipotentialite mind is always stuck at 11, and you’re taking all your passions way too seriously, take a lesson from jazz and loosen up. Levity is self-care.
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.
Forgiving myself for the ways that my multipotentialite life didn’t move in a straight line clears the slate—so I can grant myself permission to create more beauty with less fear. Here’s how you can do the same.
The case for creating your own super-secret lab has nothing to do with shyness. It’s all about the freedom and flexibility of working on your own terms.