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