Sometimes life feels scattered.
Especially when you’re a creative who simply.. wants to do it all.
A ways back, I decided to hunker down and dedicate a structured section of my website – I considered it as my virtual portfolio – to the discoveries made along the way.
But I found that, despite my intention to focus in on that niche, one specific topic never seemed to piece all of my thoughts together. I simply had TOO MUCH I wanted to share.
I was just itchin’ to share discoveries from a meaningful conversation I had with a friend, or something deep I had come across. I even sometimes pushed past boundaries and felt the urge to share a song and dance.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I see that so many of you struggle with this, too.
There’s so many of you out there who, like me, can’t get their sh*t together enough to focus down. You’re feeling like there’s too many things that you love and that you aren’t be able to commit to just one.
Well, to all you ‘non-committals’ out there, I’m screaming this from the rooftops:
IT IS PERFECTLY OK!
You don’t have to know what you want to focus on.
Just think of sifting through the ‘scatter’ as a step in your growth phase.
To all you 'non-committals' out there, I'm screaming this from the virtual rooftops - it is perfectly ok! You don't have to know what you want to focus on, where it comes to a physician #brand. Just think of sifting through the 'scatter'… Click To Tweet
Listen, you won’t be the first to experiment with different ideas,
and believe me, you also won’t be the last!
Pablo Picasso, for example, an artist name we all know and love, cycled through a myriad of ‘periods’ – I can count at least FIVE off the top of my.. Google search.
Point is, it isn’t just you that’s feeling it. It’s Picasso, too. And little ‘ole me. I still feel it today, even if I HAVE chosen more or less of a path (see my consulting gig).
And even though I’ve begun to find the right-fitting box to focus on, I stay on the lookout and always keep an open mind.
Because there’s simply nothing wrong with venturing away from the box sometimes, when we need the occasional breather; a stretch. It’s what keeps creatives like you and I motivated to build more.
You won't be the first to be 'experimenting' w/ur thoughts &, believe me, u also won't be the last! Pablo Picasso, for example, a name we all know, cycled through a myriad of 'periods' - I can count at least FIVE off the top of my… Click To Tweet
So bottom line is, share away.
Don’t spend too much time trying to fit into a box if you don’t feel comfortable getting into it. Keep it there as an option. It’s ok not to commit.
Allow yourself a bit of space to stretch out. The box will be there when you’re ready to fit in. Or maybe there will be an entirely NEW box to fit into.
Allow yourself a bit of space to stretch out. The box will be there when you're ready to fit in. Or maybe there will be an entirely NEW box to fit into. Click To Tweet
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, when he said:
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
So go ahead. Experiment away. You’ll find focus when it’s time.