Who doesn’t love a good quote?! I like reading them to get energized about starting something new, lift my spirits, or clarify a perspective in someone else’s words. I come across inspiration quotes daily on Instagram, Twitter etc. since many social media accounts are dedicated to them. They’re certainly not hard to find. Sometimes I “like” them, comment to show my appreciation and when they’re really good, I share them myself!
I especially like quotes that are motivating to multipotentialites (polymaths, scanners, renaissance souls). It is hard to take an unconventional approach to learning, pursuing your interests and structuring your life. Since there isn’t a lot of guidance out there for multipotentialites, we often wonder, question and second-guess ourselves. This is only human. But the goal is always to get past these moment and get back on track. Inspirational quotes are always timely and helpful for this.
Here are a few of my favorites that brighten my outlook and day:
As a multipotentialite, you are unique! Further, your mix of interests meet at a unique intersection! Explore them and fight the urge to blend in like everyone else. Own your intersection and don’t be afraid to stand out!
Along your journey, you’ll get a lot of feedback from others based on their fears – fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of being different, fear of taking a risk. Don’t make choices to appease them while neglecting your own desires and needs. Their insecurities aren’t yours. Act based on your vision, aspirations and hope and trust your process.
Life is an action sport. As multipotentialites, we put this into practice when we roll up their sleeves to explore our interests and embark on projects. Our curiosities lead us down rabbit holes as we immerse ourselves in learning new topics and then apply what we learn.
One of the beautiful things in pursuing many interests that seem unrelated is realizing there are common threads that tie them together. Further, what you learn from one area, can be applied to improve other areas. This is how innovation happens.
Immerse yourself in the process. The more you do, the more you learn and grow. It won’t be smooth sailing all the time, but you’ll have lessons to apply forward as long as you’re not afraid to fail. Stay your course and enjoy the journey!
As you explore your interests and create new things, share them with the world! You’ll enjoy the fruit of your labor and you’ll inspire others to embark on their own interests and explore creativity. You never know who is watching and who you’ll inspire simply by being true to yourself.
Do any of these quotes resonate with you? Do quotes inspires you to get into action? What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes? Share your thoughts and perspective below. I’d love to hear from you!
Dasanj Aberdeen is an entrepreneurial spirit who embodies the combination of left-brain logic and right-brain creativity. She is a consultant and proponent of multidisciplinary education, approaches and pursuits. She writes about their benefits in modern times and integrating multiple interests into a sustainable and fulfilling lifestyle. She’s a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University with a concentration in Technology & Innovation Management, jointly delivered by the Fox School of Business and College of Engineering.