How many lives are you not living? And is that okay with you today?
This blog post may surprise you with the direction I'm going to take with it.
I'm not going to tell you that you must be feeling unsatisfied or unfulfilled by what you're not doing and could, that's not what this post is about.
Today I want to share with you that it's okay to just focus on one thing you're good at and love to do. It's okay to not be everything that you are capable of being. There is only so much of you to go around and I don't see the point of using up so much of your life trying to live too many lives contained in this one life.
'What is she on about now?' you're thinking...and I know! I know! I'm an inspirator, right? I'm meant to be inspiring you to live your life to the fullest and most passionate before you die. But that doesn't mean you must do all that you are capable of in one lifetime.
I'll tell you this because I am feeling this way right now. I have too many passions, interests, talents, skills, qualities and ideas to possibly fulfill in this one lifetime. I am an idealist and I can see the big picture in so many things, and sometimes I am overwhelmed by the possibilities of the many different directions my life could go in.
I want to point out that this isn't where I showcase how good I am at things...most people don't like braggers, regardless of talent. The important message is that just because you're good at something doesn't mean you have to make a career out of it. We all have the potential to be anything we set our minds to do, it just takes practice and sometimes talent can help on the journey.
A long time ago I could see that if I chose to I could be an visual artist, a singer, a make-up artist, a writer, a photographer, an actor, an entrepreneur, and a manager. Yikes! All this for just one lifetime, my lifetime? Maybe, but I also don't like doing things by half-measure. If I'm going to do something I'd prefer to go all the way or not at all - Scorpio traits anyone? But this early revelation was paralysing, and for a long time it stopped me from venturing fully into any area totally or at all. As the years roll on, I've mostly accepted that it's okay to be really good at something and to just let it sit there underused. It can be exhausting to feel the potential and not fulfill it the way I want...
But this isn't a blog post about being less than, mediocre or living a half-life...
I do think it's important to love what you do and do what you love and to strive for all that you can do, but if there are too many 'loves' it's okay to let some of them sit dormant, possibly for your entire life. I also want to reiterate that I don't prescribe to live life in any particular way...just a way that will leave you fulfilled when it's over.
Albert's going to finish off today's blog...short and sweet!
For another day, I am passionately yours,
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