One of the hallmarks of creative success is having a positive can-do mindset and feeling great about the choices that you make because this makes you feel in charge of your life. This can be quite a challenge for those with multiple passions. I recently explored the challenges of having multiple passions and how to push through the fears that often paralyze those who love a lot of different things and are afraid to make the “wrong” decision.
There is another big challenge in managing multiple passions: deciding which one to focus on. When you love a lot of different things, it is tempting to want to do everything. However, that is simply not realistic. In my experience, people who do “everything” wind up defaulting on their commitments, jeopardizing their relationships, feeling overwhelmed and often harming their health. And yet, if we love doing a lot of different things, we might land up feeling resentful if we have to put off doing something we love.
Managing multiple passions is a function of choosing the activities that advance your goals and make you feel great about your decisions. So here are a few strategies that can help you to focus your efforts and manage those passions!