This is for the multipotentialites. This is for the people who have many different interests and creative pursuits in life. This is for the people who are in the gutters staring at the stars and have more than one calling in life. This is for the explorers who are driven by their hyperactive curiosity to thrive in so many areas in life.
Since our childhood years to our preadolescent years, we’ve been asked the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Some people want to become scientists. Some people want to become artists. Some people want to become doctors. Some people want to become teachers. Some people want to become bankers. And some people want to become everything.
What do I want to be when I grow up? The question keeps you up at night. There are so many things that you want to excel at. You feel like there’s something wrong with you for not being able to pick just one thing. There’s too much anxiety. There’s too much at stake. You feel like you’re sabotaging your future because you don’t know what to major at. Everything is so scattered that you may begin to think that you’re afraid of commitments. So you feel alone and purposeless to the point where you start to feel so depressed.
There’s a cycle when you start to feel like you know what you want to do when you become all consumed by a certain craft, and then you become bored. And then you move on to another thing even though you devoted so much to that certain craft. It’s exhausting. It’s confusing. And most of all—it’s this feeling of being a person that is lost.
But here’s the comforting truth: You don’t have to pick one thing and deny all of your passions. No matter what anyone tells you having numerous interests is a gift and not a curse. There’s nothing abnormal in doing many things.
You contain the power of formlessness.
Think not what you could be and think all that you could be. You hold multitudes inside you. Instead of asking yourself: What do I want to be when I grow up? Ask yourself: Who do I want to be when I grow up? And you have the strength to choose to become a happy person.
You can be a teacher turned to a ballerina and stopping the dance to become an entrepreneur. Yes, there are people like this, and you are not alone. Your multipotentiality is not a limitation at all. It’s not something that you have to overcome. In fact, you have your own unique abilities.
You are a natural innovator.
Creating something new in the middle of different fields. Like becoming a teacher who knows about literature and medicine at the same time. Like becoming a website designer for your own online cooking lessons. Like becoming an author of books about managing business and anxiety.
You are a quick learner.
You’re less afraid of trying new things. You’re one of those people who constantly step out of their comfort zones. Everything you learn is connected to everything you want to do in life that gains you experience. You literally don’t start from scratch every time you pursue a new discipline.
You are adaptable.
It is by far the most useful trait in this ever-changing world that needs you now more than ever. So don’t narrow your focus. Instead, embrace yourself. Embrace your many passions. Embrace this amazing superpower that you’ve been gifted with, and it will lead to a much happier existence.