“The tall poppy syndrome (TPS) is a pejorative term primarily used in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers.”
Are you a tall poppy? Where do you stand out? Are you allowing yourself to grow through nurturing and attention, or are you dying on the vine?
I believe we all are beautiful poppies. Some of us are in full bloom, while others seedlings just waiting for the right conditions to thrive.
Wherever you might be in the process, be bold enough to own it! When you don’t, you are not only holding yourself back, you are affecting others who would benefit from your awesomeness!
Finally, get rid of your fear of overshadowing others. That’s not your job. They have their own fields to grow. It’s their responsibility to cultivate and flourish within their own lives.
Love yourself. Honor yourself. Be a tall poppy.
All my best,