If you are like me then you have heard the lectures. You have to focus on one thing if you ever want to get anywhere. You can’t do everything. But the problem is that for some of us we can’t do just one thing. It’s not how we roll. We want to do everything. We have more than one passion. More than one talent.
Of course I have learned that there is truth to the advice, when it comes to being a pro and having a career– and when you are not singularly-focused with laser like intent on building the skills and experience on that one thing– then you can get a bit lost. There will be missed opportunities for example, because people aren’t sure what you actually do, and they won’t think of you for a job or invite you to participate in something because they haven’t got your artistic identity clear.And for sure if you spread yourself too thin over too many projects all at once–you can’t move as quickly as you might like
Anyway as a person who writes, paints and directs theatre I have learned the hard way how to direct my focus one one of my many passions at a time.
So that’s why I am setting out to help other multi-passionates and creative dreamers who feel a bit lost how to move forward on one path despite the call to go in too many directions.
There are a lot of great advice on this internet and I have sorted through quite a bit of it and plan to recommend some of the best sites that offer courses that might be helpful.
So stay tuned to this site. I will be blogging about it here.
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
― David Allen,
Now one thing for sure that I know– you absolutely can do more than one thing.
but you can’t do everything you want to do. This is the key lesson in all of this.
So the trick is to narrow down your creative dreams and dedicate yourself to them at least until you have made some of these creative dreams come true. And that means choosing what to do until its done and then moving on to the next thing.
So if you want to write a book then you have cowrite a book. I mean if you also want to paint those two things can actually help each other but if you want to write a book and a screenplay and a play and a nonfiction memoir and be an actor and open a restaurant you are going to get lost trust me.
So stay tuned if you are interested in this subject because I plan to write a lot more about it.