Obvious to You. Amazing to Others.

Posted December 19, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
One of the things I notice about women, almost across the board, is that we continuously second-guess our ideas. Is it good enough? Is it ready for prime time? Does it need more time to develop? Did someone already think of it?

All of these questions are the normal ones women ask when they’ve come up with something, whether mediocre or great. The video below inspired me to think through my own ideas in a stronger way. Because what is obvious to me may just be amazing to others. And your ideas are amazing, too.


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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."

One Comment


    It’s so true! And this is the basis of the whole Strengths-based philosophy. Your strengths are those things that come naturally to you — so naturally that it seems like it should be obvious to everyone. When we embrace our strengths, we are at our best.

    I’m finally fully realizing this in my work now, and it’s amazing how satisfying life and work is. Marcy, I’d guess that you can say the same!

    Thanks for sharing this video and thought.

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