What is the norm, and what does it mean for us as gifted adults?

The norm is just that…the norm.   You know, normal.  It doesn’t take into account those who lie at the boundaries of life, who do things differently or think in a way that isn’t much like anyone else. The problem comes when those who are not part of the norm try to melt themselves into it.


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We experience life with intensity and then try to hold onto all of it from day to day.  Even though carrying the world around on our shoulders doesn’t make much logical sense, we do it anyway.  So how can we just let go?


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There’s so much talk out there about introverts and extroverts many people are wondering which one they really are.  Well, it’s time to dispel some of the myths about the inner workings of the introvert.  You may be really surprised at some of these beliefs…


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Far too many times in life we’re faced with decisions about where to go or what to do, and sometimes we feel like we really haven’t a clue about which way to go. As gifted people, our creativity and imaginations kick in and and we consider, not only if we should go right or left, but if we should travel on one of the multitudes of variations anywhere in between. So how do we decide?


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This article isn’t about giftedness per se, but it is something that we would revel at in amazement. What an incredible universe we live in.

This video using time-lapse photography was taken across a few days in April atop the highest mountain in Spain.  The views captured are outstanding.  And the clouds that churn like waves in the sea…  There are no words.


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As gifted adults, one of our dearest friends seems to be perfectionism.  And in some ways that can be a good thing.  But what is it that makes us this way?


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For many gifted adults, we live with life on full volume, our senses hovering near their peak most of the time.  So when someone blasts us with negativity it can drain our emotional energy in a matter of seconds.  What’s the solution?  Emotional martial arts!


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Three fears lead directly to underachievement: fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of making a mistake. Any of these fears can paralyze initiative. When all three are working, initiative grinds to a halt.  How many of these fears plague you?


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When gifted adults look back on their childhoods they tend to notice many glaring similarities among one another. Do any of these thing sound like you?


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Most people think of the gifted as those who cruise through school, skirting along at the top of their classes, hardly putting in any effort yet still succeeding.  But there’s another group of gifted individuals who get lost in the crowd, or even fail in school, or in life, completely.  What happened to them?


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All of us have been in situations where we’ve been afraid. And as gifted adults, sometimes the biggest fear we’ve had to face is just being able to be ourselves. But what if we had some tools to help us combat the things that scare us most…


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As gifted adults, our minds and bodies have been hard-wired to operate at levels unsurpassed by many other people. We know we’ve got the equipment to do the job, so why are we struggling to live the lives we really want?


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