When I was a little girl, I remember thinking I was always doing too much. In fact, the message was reinforced by the well-meaning adults in my life who I felt wanted to put me in a box.
But they probably wanted me to fit in more than anything else. And as a parent now who is in charge of shaping young people, I can relate to the instinct to want your child to fit in at all costs.
But some of us were just born to be different.
Some of us were born to stand out.
Some of us have to do the most – it’s just our natural speed.
Leaning into this daily podcast challenge has helped me see that doing a little extra is my normal. And while I may not keep the daily episodes going forever, it’s certainly easier to pull off than I thought it would be.
In part because, I thrive when I’m given a big challenge. I like to be stretched a little more than usual. I’m in my bag when I’ve got something absurd to achieve.
“Regular” doesn’t keep my attention.
Reflection questions for you – what were you doing as a young person when you were told you were doing the most? Or maybe your experiences are more recent, and others think you go overboard at work, in your marriage, or in your parenting.
Whatever gets you side-eyes from the world may be a clue to your brand magic. Instead of dialing that part of yourself down, try turning it up.
Let me know what happens.
As Mentioned in the Episode
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