||There’s no one else exactly like you in the world, even if you have an identical twin. Celebrate your uniqueness and recognize that it makes you special no matter the feedback you may receive from the external environment.
On the flip side, no one can be good at everything (or at least not all at once or overnight.) Face the reality of constraints related to time, money, or job/family responsibilities.
Take Small Steps.
If you spend a few minutes each day noticing things you do not need to be doing or could be done more efficiently or less frequently, you will begin to identify ways to increase the amount of time you have to do the things that make you special.
- Start looking for opportunities to declare your uniqueness to yourself. Are you paying attention when other people tell you how great you are at certain things? Are you the one everyone turns to when they need someone to just listen and be there? Do you make the magic happen in bringing people together? Then.…celebrate your gifts!
- Start saying no to things that detract from your ability to leverage your special offerings to the world. Do you find yourself spending a lot of time doing things you don’t like that someone else could or should be doing? Do you really need to be in every single one of those meetings at work, even when your attendance is clearly optional?
Then…. consider letting go of the struggle and stress of trying to be all things to many/all people.