Have You Ever Shamed Yourself Because It Didn’t Fit?

“We wouldn’t try to pour a gallon of water into a tiny little cup and then scream at the water for being “too much” when it spilled all over the floor. We’d get a bigger pot. If the cup couldn’t contain the water, that says nothing about the water and everything about the container we’re trying to force it into.”

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Are You Ever Hard on Yourself?

“We aren’t ‘failures’ because we’re inherently wrong. We’re ‘failures’ because we’re playing by the wrong metrics. It’s an inherently flawed game where we’re designed to lose. Where we’ll always be ‘too much’ and ‘not enough.’ Because it’s built counter to our genius.”

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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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