Shannon Thompson

2015 07 08

be brilliant.

This stems from Emily Dickenson’s quote, “be brilliant… because who are you not to be?” It has been my great fortune over the last few years to spend time with some incredibly accomplished people. It’s easy to view these individuals as better than the rest of us, as if they have somehow conquered the human frailties that we’re all vulnerable to. But what I’ve learned is that these people are just as beautifully imperfect as you and I. In fact they often succeed despite, and sometimes because of their nuanced mix of strengths and imperfections. So, “be brilliant,” is meant to encourage us to put our best work out into the world now, rather than waiting for an elusive future date when we consider ourselves good enough.

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