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Ever found yourself switching between career options or hobbies? Or found that you’ve had to make choices between multiple things that interest you equally? Well, then this one’s for you.
If you’re someone like me, even a seemingly simple question like “what are some of your interests?” can appear to be too hard to answer, owing to the million things you find yourself drawn towards.
It can be hard to feel like you don’t have a calling in life, not a single passion that stands out to you more than your other interests. And this can especially seem problematic when it interferes with your professional life.
So how do you just pick one interest and stick to it without inevitably changing your mind?
Making choices can seem scary and frightening, especially nowadays when the opportunities seem limitless, but does having too many interests necessarily have to be bad?
We’re so used to being told that we need to know exactly what we like and that we’re doing something wrong if we don’t, so we fail to see that there isn’t a bad side to this.
‘Multipotentialites’ – or those with potential in multiple fields – actually have so much to contribute to society. Individuals who have ‘multipotentiality’ have a strong desire to excel in two or more fields, especially creative ones.
If you’re someone with too many interests, your flexibility and curiosity are some of your biggest strengths. You’re always ready to learn and are incredibly creative and innovative individuals.
Having too many interests also means that you can apply skills you’ve learned from multiple diverse fields. And this definitely helps you become someone who stands out in a crowd. But most of all, you come up with unique ideas making you well-suited for entrepreneurial pursuits and creative areas.
So, having too many interests may seem overwhelming and could give others the impression that you’re not driven enough, but don’t let it discourage you from following the things you’re passionate about. You’re on the right track!
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