Everybody is a Genius (In Their Own Way)
Everyone and Their Mother
As a new-kid-on-the-block mom blogger, I have to say I’m completely blown away by the amazingness of the women that have forged this path before me. In fact, I’m feeling a little timid. Where do I even start? According to eMarketer.com, in 2012 there were 4.3 million moms who blog on the internet. I find myself asking, what’s the point? Are there things that haven’t been written about? Are there crafts that haven’t been done? Are there ideas that haven’t been explored? Is there room for another mom blogger, and if so, what do I have to offer?
Audrey Hepburn’s Inner-Voice Was a Jerk, Too
Luca Dotti (Hepburn’s son) recently did an interview with Vanity Fair and was quoted saying this about his mother: “even in these candid shots she was always herself—perfect…She thought she had a big nose and big feet, and she was too skinny and not enough breast. She would look in the mirror and say, ‘I don’t understand why people see me as beautiful.” It’s amazing to think that someone so iconically beautiful was doubting herself.
Bottom line, we are all our own worst critic. Comparing ourselves to others will only lead to disappointment. I love this quotes from Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”
Guilty as Charged
I have tons of shortcomings that I beat myself up over, but I’m putting those negative voices in my head on mute for a bit. Everyone’s journey looks a little different and we all have our own brand of genius. My experiences give way to unique talents and gifts and I’m finally ready to share
“Ideas Worth Spreading”
In the TEDtalk: “Your elusive creative genius,” Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the “genius” as an outside entity involved in our lives. The idea is intriguing: we all have our own “genius” responsible for our amazingly creative moments, keeping our egos from becoming overly inflated. We also have someone to blame when we don’t have those lackluster moments; not my fault, my genius isn’t working today! She touches on some pretty amazing topics. I highly recommend watching (if you haven’t already)!
What’s your biggest fear on your path to pursuing your genius?