The worst part of being passionate about something is the uncertainty and fear that comes with it. When you care about something so much, the fear and uncertainty quadruples. I’ve always told people that I’m not competitive – but when it comes to baking, I lose my shit. I want to be the best and I want to work toward my best. If I can’t, or don’t think I will, I feel totally trapped. When I feel professionally threatened, my first instinct is to get nasty and competitive. Lately, I’m trying so hard to manifest kindness and collaborative instincts. My friend Elisabeth always reminds me that “there are never too many good ideas” and that “the world can only get better with more good ideas”. She is my safe place for voicing insecurities and nasty thoughts. We talk each other down and remind one another that “She is never the enemy.”
Maybe it’s just me, you guys, but it seems like we are raised to be competitive with other women and to get nasty with each other. Is that changing? The more we realize the strengths we each have and see that there’s room for all of us At The Top, what can’t we achieve?
This was on my mind all weekend and I wanted to put it out in the universe for everyone. Do you feel this way? Do you see the tides changing?
Elisabeth also introduced me to this article by Molly Lambert that totally changed my way of thinking.
What are your thoughts on this? I’d love to hear ‘em! Love you guys, and I promise we’ll be back to pastries again tomorrow.