For all of you out there who think that you’re just average, abnormal students of life, take heart. There is hope for all of you.
I was a C average student in elementary school. And I scored higher in math than English on my SATs. I wasn’t very good at math either. I needed a tutor to get by. And art? I gave up once I realized I had to stay within the lines.
Instead I developed my own way of living. The older I got, the easier it was to do so. In college, I had the opportunity to take classes that I enjoyed. Once again, I began to draw outside the lines instead of worrying that it was imperfect. I stopped listening to the people who said, “Everything unique has already been invented.” I used my anger toward the teacher who called me a “bad writer” to fuel my career forward.
I realized after years of sitting in the shadow of other people’s light that we’re all special. And in having compassion for what gifts other people brought to the table, I was more able to appreciate my own.
If that sounds like you, you’ll feel like you finally found your tribe in this week’s post. Learn why being an underachiever may mean you’re truly gifted and highly creative. And discover the out of the box, alternative ways to heal your own wounds. Feel stressed? Try equine therapy. Want an alternative to medication for mood disorders like depression? Consider exercise. Feeling negative and cynical about life? Act on your compassion. These creative tips will get you off the sidelines to be an engaged and active participant in life.
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