Today we’ll be discussing 3 common myths about multi-passionates and lack of focus that you can stop believing right now and 3 empowering truths about Focus to adopt instead.
Focus Myth No 1: Multi-passionates lack focus because they’re all over the place.
Here’s why that’s not true:
Multi-passionates are gifted with many skills and talents, that does not mean they’re all over the place. Being “all over the place” is something that people who don’t understand you as a multi-passionate will project onto you, so that they can stay comfortable, instead of getting to know all of who you are.
Secondly, lack of focus is usually a bi-product of lack of clarity. That lack of clarity can be present in ANYONE, it’s not exclusive to multi-passionates.
So if you feel like you’re “all over the place,” don’t make your multi-passionate nature the scapegoat for that. Instead, put your efforts towards implementing simple processes that can create more clarity. My favorite way to get out of that “all over the place” feeling is to have an Intensive Focus session. We’ll be chatting all about Intensive Focus in the next episode, but if you’re ready to dive in, my e-book is available for you. I’ll link to that in the show notes.
Okay, let’s move on to myth number 2.
Focus Myth No. 2: Multi-passionates lack focus because they’re not committed to their goals.
Let’s settle this right now:
Do not mistake your lack of focus for a lack of commitment to your goals. They are not one in the same! You can have very clear goals and still lack focus.
In fact, your desire to focus is a result of your commitment to your goals. If you weren’t committed to your goals, you wouldn’t care if you were focused or not. Let me repeat that… your desire to focus is a result of your commitment to your goals. If you weren’t committed to your goals, you wouldn’t care if you were focused or not. Therefore, lack of focus has nothing to do with not having goals that you’re working towards.
Focus Myth No. 3: When multi-passionates learn how to focus, they’ll finally be successful.
Here’s why that’s completely oversimplified and also not true:
Success is relative. Focus will support you in finishing what you start, making progress towards your goals, and putting impactful work into the world, but how you define success is up to you (and you get to decide what that looks like).
To recap here are 3 myths to stop believing about lack of focus as a multi-passionate:
1. Multi-passionates lack focus because they’re all over the place.
False! Feeling all-over-the-place can happen to anyone, not just multi-passionates.
2. Multi-passionates lack focus because they’re not committed to their goals.
False! Your commitment to your goals is most likely the reason you want to create a better relationship with Focus in the first place!
3. When multi-passionates learn how to focus, they’ll finally be successful. Don’t let anyone throw this blanket statement crap at you. Success is relative. Focus is a tool that will help you gain momentum towards what you want to achieve, but only you get to decide what “success” looks like.
Here are 3 truths about Focus that you can adopt in place of these myths.
- Focus a TOOL that will help you gain momentum and work towards your goals, both big and small.
- There’s no right or wrong way to focus. All that matters is that you’re able to work towards your goals in a way that feels aligned for you.
- There is more than one type of focus and more than one way to focus. A great place to start to learn how you focus is to take my free Creative Focus style quiz HERE!
Alright, multi-passionate! That’s it for episode 2. I’ll see you in the next episode where we’ll dive deeper into what Intensive Focus is and why you need it as a multi-passionate.
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