Ever have that feeling where you have too many passions and not enough time to do it all? This week we address this question from a listener who’s been struggling with feeling as though she has too many passions, and share our experience.
There are only 24 hours in a day - you can’t learn everything at the same time. Prioritise. There is plenty of time to achieve all of the things you would like to. t
If you feel you have become a Jack of all trades, Master of none, choose to focus on just one of your interests until you have mastered it.
Take stock of everything that you are doing. Do your passions overlap? Perhaps two passions can be combined to create a new creative outlet. Alternatively, keep your passions completely separate, use the time spent doing one to reflect on the other.
It’s okay to dream, you may have dreams you never pursue. Sometimes the reality of bringing a dream to life isn’t as magical as the dream itself.
Combine your skills to create a unique skillset. Choose your niche, and find your intrinsic drive. This will help to motivate you when it’s time to put in the long hours and the hard work.
00:00 So many passions and not enough time - a question from the Design Life community
9:55 You can’t learn everything at the same time
13:16 Want to grow? Focus.
16:00 Find where your passions overlap
18:40 You don’t have to act on every dream
20:30 Dreams are magical, reality isn’t
23:20 Finding your intrinsic drive
25:20 Going down the rabbit hole
26:50 The “2 List” Strategy
29:15 The benefits of ignoring ‘List B’
30:40 Create a unique skillset
33.30 How to choose which passion to focus on
Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximise Your Focus and Master Your Priorities by James Clear
People Who Have "Too Many Interests" Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research by Michael Simmons
Helen Tran, Entrepreneur and former lead design at Shopify