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I have insecurities of course but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.
— Adele
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How insecurity fuels creativity

No one ever thanks their insecurities when giving an acceptance speech—but maybe they should. Hear musician, artist and activist Tenzin Choegyal explain how his insecurities are a key ingredient in his ability to create.

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Tenzin Choegyal isn’t the only creative genius lacking complete self-assurance. It’s actually a well-documented anomaly that less confident people tend to be more successful. (Say what?) See why the best-of-the best seek calibration, not confidence.

Still not sold on the super power of owning your own self-doubt? Check out bestselling author Amy Chua’s podcast on the three traits that propel success. (Hint: insecurity is one of them.)

There’s a scientific link between mental health issues and highly creative people. (*Refills Prozac prescription.) And it makes total sense. You’re more likely to dwell, overthink, and ultimately come up with a solution if you can’t get it out of your head. Take a look at a few other famous neurotic Nellys.

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