Follow the Absurd

Some things about you set you apart. There are ways you don’t fit in, beliefs and behaviors of yours that are outrageous, ways the world is that have never made sense to you. If you pay attention to these parts, let them lead the way, they will show you how to become powerful.

When you’re powerful, you contribute things to the world that don’t already exist. You facilitate change, help the world to evolve. If you’re spending all your time trying to be like everybody else, you’ll have nothing new to offer. The key to finding your special contribution to the world is following that within you which is absurd. The absurd is the seed. Allowing the absurd to develop into maturity makes you powerful!

About the Author

Steve Bearman, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He founded Interchange Counseling Institute in 2002 and is the lead teacher of Interchange's San Francisco-based year-long counseling and coaching training. When he's not counseling people, leading workshops, and advocating for social justice, Steve climbs mountains, adventures in the urban wilderness, explores the edges and limits of what's possible, deconstructs everything, and finds new ways to put it all back together.