Every now and then I find myself in a place of desire. Desiring more time, more skills, more fun, more more more. I find two areas that I want to grow in and learn – but there isn’t enough time. I worry about investing time in one over the other, then regretting my decision.
While this problem is better than the alternative, getting stuck in a rut can lead to not pursuing either field. That’s not okay, that’s something to be avoided.
It’s okay to want everything, it’s okay to dabble in different fields and never become an expert in any of them. If you don’t try, then you won’t even be competent.
It’s okay to be afraid that you are wasting a precious resource, time. At the end of the day, you need to give yourself permission to fail, to experiment, to not know. Find what you love at a high level. I don’t have a specific skill or field that I know I want to grow in for certain. I just know I enjoy being able to think at a high level, look at the big picture, then also be on the ground floor making things happen. I know that I wouldn’t be happy doing just one or the other.
A year ago, I didn’t know I enjoyed that.
So go ahead, want everything. Desire more. Just know that you have to give more in order to get more.
Give more time, to get more time in doing the things that you love. Give more energy, to get more skilled. Give more of your passion, to get more dedication.