Are You a Multipotentialite?
An excerpt by Aisha Cargile - one of the 14 Remarkable Women of Mentoring Moments
Do you know that feeling when you have to make a decision but the choices for that decision are not obvious? At least not to you. It can be something as simple as choosing between cookie dough and butter pecan ice cream. Or, maybe, something with more lasting consequences, such as, which job offer to take. Or making the decision between the security of working for someone else and having the freedom to do your own thing. We all face making decisions. In the last few years, I've faced all three of the above tough choices and there’s no doubt there will be more hard decision in the future.
As a multipotentialite, someone with many passions, interests and an ever-growing list of skills and abilities, I am constantly faced with choices where there is a tug of war between wanting to do, see, feel, embrace it all and being constrained by time and resources. But I’ve found a balance. Or, rather, I am constantly re-finding my balance.
It is not unusual for someone who has several different interests to be considered flighty - especially when those interests don’t look like they have anything to do with each other on the surface. Along with the flighty label, there is often the opinion that the person isn’t serious, is easily distracted and, maybe they cannot be counted on. Someone like that is definitely not expected to make much of themselves. After all, how can they hold down a job if they are always hopping from one thing to another? How can they maintain focus long enough to get really good at something, if they're always jumping at the next shiny object? And, some of these opinions aren't untrue. It is harder to find and keep gainful employment if you are easily distracted and don’t have a solid work history. If you can’t stick with something long enough to get really good at it, or to at least gain something of value from the time you spent on it, such as new knowledge, practice or professional connections, then that too could be a waste of time and energy.
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