Is Being Interested in Everything a Curse?

Multipotentialites want to be everything when they grow up. Not just one thing.

Smiling women wearing light makeup, golden ear loops and black shirt in field of orange flowers with open palms pointing upwards, looking up. She seems content about life.
Smiling women wearing light makeup, golden ear loops and black shirt in field of orange flowers with open palms pointing upwards, looking up. She seems content about life.
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So, what do you do?

As a kid, I’ve wanted to be different things. The only constant factor in these options was always: change. What I wanted to be morphed into something different at different stages of my life.

When you can’t help but have too many interests

Recently I came across Emilie Wapnick’s Ted talk titled “Why some of us don’t have one true calling”. It really spoke to me. Emilie talks about how she’d touch upon a new topic, get completely absorbed into it for a while, and ditch it once the magic or interest wore off.

“The problem was that I didn’t have any interests. The problem was I had too many.” — Emilie Wapnick

I’m happy to let myself fall deep into the many rabbit holes that reveal themselves to me. Not going all in on project keeps me creative, and happy. Getting too scattered is a real danger, but that comes with the deal.

Writing my way to progress. Topics: personal growth, life lessons, tooling & (failed) ventures.

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