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I am feeling fishy
Muse #237 - really?
What’s it about fishes and me? I wrote about being a “Fish out of Water” some time back and even had a story that included a fish earlier. And I am back with another fish simile. Or is it an analogy? Not so sure.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
— attributed to having been said by Albert Einstein
Anyway, the net of it is that I have been trying to be someone whom I am not. And that is not going to get me anywhere. Also, I can’t pretend to be someone who I am not because that is what the market demands (especially from a work perspective)
Not only can I be someone, who I am not, but, I cant also do someone I am not. Let me explain. Doing someone I am not is an act where I try to do things that I am not skilled or competent to do. Like, write a book, because everyone is doing it. Or, be visible on social media. Etc. etc.
So, back to my drawing board. To what my skills and competencies are and how could I put them to use in a way that allows me to compete. One that gives me an unfair advantage. Or, at least an even keel. Like a fish that climbs an underwater tree to start. Or why climb at all, if I can swim… need to start from first principles.
Everybody is a genius - https://www.virgin.com/branson-family/richard-branson-blog/everybody-genius