“…we should all be designing lives and careers that are aligned with how we’re wired.”
— Emilie Wapnick
I don’t know about you, but these quotes are landing hard right now. Can you relate?
From a young age, we’re taught that we have to choose one career path. Be one thing. Do one thing. Live a certain way. What if you have many interests, abilities, and passions?
After many years, I have rediscovered Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk “Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling” and it’s absolutely thrilling — please watch it. On a personal note, it showed up when I most needed to be reminded that it’s perfectly fine to have and explore multiple passions, to buck the latest trends, AND (my favorite) whether you tend to specialize in one area or you’re a modern-day renaissance woman — it’s OK! There’s nothing wrong with you. You don’t lack focus. You are not indecisive. Some people are wired to focus on one thing and some are wired to explore their many passions. You do you.
Because ultimately, as Emilie says in her TED talk, “embracing our inner wiring leads to a happier, more authentic life.” Yes! Yes it does! Why do I love this so much? These concepts that she’s talking about are at the heart of what I love most about Human Design and why I dove into the deep end of studying it in the first place.
Embracing and following our Human Design leads to a more authentic, joyful life. Self-acceptance leads to a happier life. And Human Design is a powerful tool for self-acceptance, insight, and understanding yourself and others. Learning about how you’re wired to navigate the world helps you shuck off all the stuff society conditions us to believe about how we’re supposed to be.
You have unique strengths and abilities, my friend. There is a place for you in this world and you deserve success! And if you have been struggling and trying to follow someone else’s bliss instead of your own because you’re not quite sure what your thang is, please get in touch. Because you’re brilliant — exactly the way you are.