In this society we are taught that you find the one thing you are passionate about, perfect that one thing and hopefully that one thing can earn you a decent living. If you end up changing that passion once or even twice, that's okay. However, if you change your passions three or more times, or if you engage in more than three passions at one time, you then become labeled as flighty, unstable, and confused. Well I'm here to give you multi-passionates the permission to have and enjoy as many passions as you can handle. You are wonderfully complex and multi-talented, multi-gifted beings with unlimited potential. That means there are no limits to what you can do. So do what you are drawn to. If you are drawn to different languages and you want to enroll in a Spanish class one week, and then learn French after that, I say go for it! If, like Todd, you want to be a musician, writer, grocery store manager and technology salesman, don't let anything or anyone stop you.
In the book, The Renaissance Soul, Margaret Lobenstine points out different famous people in history who were multi-passionate. She states Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, printer, scientist, author and diplomat. She also points out that the famous painter, Leonardo da Vinci, also built canals and designed musical instruments, bicycles and weaponry. George Washington Carver is described in her book as a chemist and agriculturalist who not only developed many products such as mayonnaise and instant coffee, but was also an educator, businessman, medical worker, artist, author and social reformer.
Now I will encourage you to finish what you start. There is a reason why you are drawn to certain things and sometimes that reason may not appear until the project(s) are completed or the goal(s) are achieved. There may be a latent skill or talent trying to unfold. There may be a person you are destined to meet through exploring this passion. The reason could also be for you to simply feel pride in what you've accomplished and to be an example for all the other multi-passionates out there.
Also, manage your time wisely and be careful not to neglect the people you are passionate about. One way to do this is to layer your passions. For example, if you're passionate about singing and spending time with your family, incorporate your singing with family functions. If you and the family go church together, join the church choir. Another way is to decide how much time you want to spend doing what you are passionate about. There may be some passions that can be done daily, once a week or even monthly. The beautiful thing is there is no right or wrong way to be multi-passionate. All that matters is that you are doing what brings you joy and spending time with the people that bring joy to you.
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