A couple of years ago, I shared my diverse interests with a friend while saying, “I still don’t know what I will become when I grow up.” He advised, “Be practical. Go experience your passions to figure out what exactly you want to do with your life.” And, I took the advice.
I moved from Creative Writing to Corporate Writing, South Asian Literature to American Literature, Online Studies to On Campus studies, and Preschool Teaching to Entrepreneurship.
I spent three years experimenting and struggling to find something to stick to, taking it as my full time and permanent career. I ended up regretting not having spent those years on my further education. I was very confused and disappointed by myself. I agonized over losing interest in different fields so quickly. “Will I ever get settled with something?” I used to worry often.
The hindrance was, I started everything passionately as if that was what exactly I wanted to spend rest of my life with, but after some time I found myself not even interested in that. Then, I had to start all over again with something new. Ultimately, I began to think I was a loser. A time came, I preferred to leave everything, while taking a back seat and evaluating the past three years’ experience.
At this point, another friend asked, “Why aren’t you successful despite being so multi-talented and motivated? Why do you pretend as if you are accomplishing something huge while not taking anything seriously?” I pondered for a while and then replied, “I did not find anything fascinating enough to give my life to it.”
However, by the end of the day, all my experience matured into two decisions. I enrolled myself into a university for further studies and began looking for Writing Training Opportunities. I realized, it was my ultimate destiny. This time, I felt settled and contented.
“Why I was unable to stick to one thing all those years?” was a question that made me study the topic over internet. It helped me relating all my experience to the information available online. An insight flashed out and I got all my answers. Now, I can tell you why we lose interests in various things so easily.
Lack of Aptitude
Sometimes, certain things seem very fascinating from distance, but when you experience it practically, you don’t find it suiting to your aptitude.
Exposure to Better Substitutes
At times, you are really passionate about one thing but after some experience you move on to something better. As I moved from Creative Writing to Corporate Writing and Writing Training.
Process of Self-Actualization
Your diverse experiences let you know what you were actually born for. In the process, you leave various activities until you focus only on the most desirable ones.
Some people are richly multi-talented and they want to experience or accomplish a lot of things simultaneously, sometimes even more than their actual human capacity. The situation is too overwhelming to be handled easily.
But along the journey, you learn what to prioritize, continue and focused on. For example, finally, I decided to focus on Writing Trainings, while taking my journalistic and corporate writings ventures as my part time work.
Work commitment comes along with the money. Less paying jobs are less attractive and make you move to well-paid work.
Lack of Patience
Too many opportunities make it hard what to take and what to leave. You remain distracted while working towards a goal. It doesn’t let you focus or finish one thing at a time. You are carried away by these distractions, being unaware that it is a game of patience, time management, and organization. Thus, because of your shorter attention span, you find it hard to move from one goal to the other step by step.
Lack of Hard Work
Every gain comes up with a price tag. Sometimes, you are not willing to go through all the sacrifice and required hard work despite all your love for certain things. So, you leave things unfinished.
Many times, your psychological issues as depression don’t let you stay focused and committed to one or certain areas. You lose interest soon after you start it. Therefore, whenever you come across this situation, you should not ignore this aspect. Consult the doctor or your mentors to get out of this rut.