My biggest goal in life is to deliver a college commencement speech. It’s gonna happen. In fact, I’ve already written the speech:
When life gives you lemons, you don’t have to make lemonade. You can make whatever the hell you want. You can throw them out and ask for something else – something less sour.
Don’t waste your only life doing something you don’t enjoy. Instead, find what you love – what keeps you up at night – and do more of that.
And don’t stop looking until you find it.
We’ve heard this all our lives. Or at least I have, thanks to Paula Abdul and that creepy cartoon cat.
It’s an old saying, and it makes sense—for magnets. But for the way we normally use it, it’s too simple.
The world is changing faster than we can keep up. New technologies and innovations are turning industries on their heads, and it’s hard to know what we should pay attention to and what we should ignore.
But this doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, I think the next 30 years of innovation are going to improve the lives of everyone in the world.
We just need the right mindset and approach to navigate the chaos.
Faking it works for the things we want. I feel like I’m faking it all the time when it comes to parenting and writing.
We can go through the motions when we’re working toward a goal. But when what we want is different from what we’re doing—when our actions don’t reflect our dreams and words—then we’re faking our way to unhappiness.
We should do something about that.
I feel like a fraud.
I’m not a psychologist, and I have no credentials. Who am I to write about this stuff?
Let’s just say this isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with Imposter Syndrome.