Why some of us don’t have one true calling

I just watched Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk on multipotentialites – people who have always struggled to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because there was never just one answer.

I love the way she frames up three multipotentialite superpowers:

  1. Idea synthesis
  2. Rapid learning
  3. Adaptability

Love it because as I try to course correct on my career to get back to something I’m passionate about, these are exactly the same three strengths I keep coming back to time and again. I’ve often described it as connecting dots others don’t see, or being¬†given the messier problems that more linear thinkers can’t deal with because of a¬†quick learning curve and ability to deal with chaos and ambiguity.

Big thanks to Bernadette Cay’s Medium post and list of resources on this topic.