And maybe your different is—well—a little ‘different’ and it feels useless or pointless to everyone else? Your different isn’t about talent, or being successful (see our definition of success) or how it can serve people around you. It’s probably not even about a future path. It’s about energising you, giving you hope and a sense of achievement, and all the positive vibes that you can then lean on to help you get through the tough stuff.
Your different might not even be something that you can become ‘talented’ at (and it doesn’t need to be), it could be an interest or something pretty mundane that gives you a boost. For example, you might love filing your books in alphabetical, chronological order, or pruning a bonsai. You do you, and lean into that positivity.