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There are two ways to look at someone with many interests.
The first is to see their indecision, lack of direction, and time and money they have spent on abandoned pursuits and feel sorry for them. Poor chap, just can’t seem to get it together. “Jack-of-all-trades, master of none,” as the saying goes.
As the person with many passions, you can try to fit yourself within a specialist framework. To do one thing very well and deny all of your other loves. Denying who you are will inevitably make you unhappy. But at least you will “make sense” to the outside world, right?
Luckily, there’s a second option…
The second way of looking at someone with many interests is to see them as a creative, out-of-the-box thinker with a rich, dynamic life. It’s to see them in their broader social and historical context. From Aristotle to Ben Franklin, this person is part of a long lineage of plural-passionate innovators, radical thinkers and leaders. Because of the increased ability to synthesize new ideas, having many passions predisposes one toward innovation.
As the person with many interests, you can celebrate it, see it as a gift, and use it. You can draw from your diverse background and unique mishmash of skills to do remarkable work and positively impact the world– not to mention having a blast along the way!
Deny or Celebrate, these are your options.
When you embrace the term multipotentialite, you are saying to the world that you are proud to be this way. You are choosing to celebrate who you are.
When did you make the choice to celebrate, rather than deny your multipotentiality?
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