Posts Tagged with "boredom"

In Praise of Boredom

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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In Praise of Boredom

I’ve wondered before about multipotentialites’ greatest fear. Last time I suggested it might be that each choice we make excludes all the other options we could have taken. Every time we do anything, we mourn an infinite number of lost futures. There’s another common dread that I hear over and over when talking to fellow multipods: boredom. […]

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What if I Lose Interest?

Monday, March 14, 2016

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What if I Lose Interest?

I was going to write about the difficulty of sticking to a task and seeing it through to the end, but I got bored, so here is a picture of a slightly squashed lemon instead: Luckily, this picture of a lemon has reminded me of something: it’s difficult to retain focus and motivation. Perhaps this […]

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The Multipotentialite Identity Crisis (Or What To Do When You’re NOT Interested in Something)

Monday, December 14, 2015

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The Multipotentialite Identity Crisis (Or What To Do When You’re NOT Interested in Something)

Ever since I first came across Puttylike, I’ve loved that the fact that I’m interested in pretty much everything. Dog training? That could be cool! Growing vegetables? Definitely doing that one day. Coding and programming? On my would-like-to-learn list. I’ve also prided myself on the fact that I’ve been able to teach myself to do […]

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

Monday, August 24, 2015

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

I once met someone, a multipotentialite, who had had an intimidatingly impressive career. He had worked as a spy at an organization that is known by its 3-letter acronym, which I was asked not to repeat. He had an MBA and built huge businesses, he scuba dived. He was the kind of person I didn’t […]

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

Monday, July 6, 2015

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

Being a multipotentialite is great, but even if you recognize the benefits that come with being interested in many things, you’re probably only too familiar with the negative emotions that come with not being able to stick to one thing. There you are, bumbling along, excited about the project you’re working on, and then WHAM! […]

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How To Come up with a Project You Can Stick with

Monday, November 3, 2014

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How To Come up with a Project You Can Stick with

This is a guest post by Jessi Frey. Many multipotentialites want to start their own blog or business but struggle to find an idea that they can commit to but which doesn’t feel too limiting. They’re excited to get started but they’re scared they’ll fall out of love with their business before it becomes profitable or […]

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How to Deal with Interests That You Regularly Fall in and out of Love with

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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How to Deal with Interests That You Regularly Fall in and out of Love with

While there are many different kinds of multipotentialite, most of us tend to be either serialist or cyclical when it comes to our interests. The serialist moves sequentially from one interest to another and is unlikely to ever return to an interest once they’ve left it behind. The cyclical multipod, on the other hand, finds […]

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Why Mastery is a Freaking Snooze (for Multipotentialites)

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Why Mastery is a Freaking Snooze (for Multipotentialites)

A few days ago, I got an email from one of my favourite law professors, asking if I’d be willing to write a reference letter for her for an award she was nominated for. Of course I said yes. As I reflected on my experiences in her classes, I found myself reading my term paper […]

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