Are You Easily Overwhelmed?

“We visionaries are sensitives. It comes with the territory. That curse that sends us into intense emotional overwhelm is the same blessing that allows us to read between the lines, to hear what someone’s not saying, and to see patterns where others cannot.”

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Have You Ever Felt Numb or Confused About Your Purpose?

“In a world that is constantly numbing and placating us, constantly reducing us to objects, claiming your genius is a revolutionary act. It’s choosing to be alive—to fully engage with life, with all of our “too much”-ness and all of our deep emotions and sensitivities.”

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Do You Ever Want to Give Up?

“We visionaries perpetually exist on this tension. We’ve been told we’re “too much” and “not enough.” Giving up is a default impulse. We’ve started over 1,000 times before. Our computers are littered with half-baked ideas and unfinished projects. Our ambitions of a new routine or initiative usually putter out before we build up momentum.”

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What’s So Special About Visionaries?

“We remind others—and ourselves—that we’re alive. We’re fucking alive. We’re not just robots going through the motions. We’re not just certain attributes like our wealth or gender or race or job or physical abilities. We’re geniuses. We’re fucking geniuses. And we refuse to be reduced to any one part of ourselves.”

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Do You Put a Ton of Pressure on Your Ideas?

“The amateur needs stark differences to stay entertained. But the master is fascinated by the world of subtle differences in their given field of expertise. It’s our ability to be ever more curious by the splitting of hairs that marks mastery.”

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