MULTI-POTENTIALITY

June 3, 2020 in JOURNAL - 6 Comments

I am a dreamer, I have incredibly large and wild dreams and a lot of times I’m not sure how to achieve them or execute them in the way they are in my head, on an average day I have at least 8 tabs open on my laptop and 10 tabs on phone. I spend a lot of time researching the “how” of my dream for the day. I usually don’t discard any dream I still want to be a model, I also want to be a speaker, a writer, a graphic and web designer and an interior designer to name a few. As you can guess this has posed a challenge for me and often have several mental break downs thinking about them.

I am an entrepreneur at heart and I’m also a multi passionate; I have an uncanny ability to come up with smart ideas without thinking too hard, so I am constantly bombarded with new ideas because my brain doesn’t know when to rest lmao.

So when I have these ideas, because I have an attention deficit, I abandon the idea I’m currently working on and try to bring the new one to life. Some people call this the shiny object syndrome. In the past few weeks I have read up on how to write a book, how to be a coach, how to start a design studio and how to start a clothing brand.

I am learning the beauty of patience and the importance of understanding seasons. I am learning to keep watering the seeds I have already planted instead of planting more seeds. It definitely hasn’t been easy but I understand that if I’m going to build anything at all I have to stay consistent watering the seeds.

I still don’t know how and when I’ll do the things I set out to do, but I know that if I’m going to do any at all and do it well, I have to be intentional about the time and energy I spend on them.

Are you a multi-passionate? And if you are how are you navigating it?

Boluwatife Adesoye

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  • Rita Attoh June 9, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I doubt that I’m a multi-passionate. I think I’m more of a visionary but it’s not as cool as it sounds. I tend to only think of the bigger picture and I’m terrible at figuring out steps to take in achieving that and this can most times leave me very disoriented. When I do have a plan, however, I get nervous along the way and work with my fingers crossed so tight that they may snap. Then if even for a moment things seem to go south I get these annoying mental breakdowns which will then cost me more time recovering from (and those around me). I’m trying to be better now though. It’s a really slow process. Any advice for someone like me?

    • Boluwatife Adesoye June 9, 2020 at 10:32 am

      People who think in bigger pictures work better with people who are detail oriented. Also be patient with yourself and figure it out along the way. One step at a time.

  • Rita Attoh June 9, 2020 at 9:56 am

    One more thing I really love the picture you used for this article. May I ask who your photographer or image editor is?

  • Sun Child August 4, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I am a multi-passonate. And it’s truly difficult not to abandon the things I was doing before for the things I want to do. It’s a tough process but we move!

  • David Onuh October 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    First off, I must say that this is really an excellent piece.
    Well, I do not even clearly know which category I fall under, but I feel I’m a multi-passionate and visionary person at the same time(If that’s possible …lmao)
    I have had so many ideas that I’ve had to struggle to stay focused on one… I make music(music producer), I write raps and songs, I want to be graphic designer, own a clothing brand, study Medicine among the so many things I desire to do… One thing I’m learning is that good things take time and IN DUE TIME everything will fall into place… It can be really exhausting waiting tho, But God will see me through…
    Thanks so much once again…
    I’ll also appreciate any advice …

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