We're Meant to Do More Than One Thing

Date 5/30/2020

Grab a piece of paper and start brainstorming everything you can do with your life.

Grab a piece of paper and start brainstorming everything you can do with your life.

As a child, you were probably asked that classic question — "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Perhaps you're grown up now and still contemplating that pressing query. There's a widespread idea that you need to settle on a single career and embody a particular type of character, but this simply isn't true. The concept of doing just one thing with your life is flawed. Shed the myth of one narrow identity and embrace the fullness of life's possibilities instead.

Expand Your Career

Your career doesn't have to be confined to a simple title and clear-cut description. The world is overflowing with possibilities. You can use your passion for cooking in a professional kitchen, as an independent caterer, or to fuel your food blog. Perhaps you love both food and entertaining. You can take over promotional marketing and event coordination for a small business, or go ahead and launch a marketing coordination business of your own. 

Don't let the list of possible jobs that you ran through as a child determine what you do with your career today. Relentlessly pursue your passions and create a job that's as original as you.

Embrace Your Hobbies

Your paying job isn't the only thing that you accomplish with your time, and it doesn't have to define you. Pursue your interests and hobbies exuberantly in any free moment that you can. Read about architecture during your lunch hour, work on your crochet project while you answer the kids' homework questions, or join recreational sporting leagues to play on the weekends. Feed your interests and allow yourself to become anything — and everything — you want.

Explore New Horizons

Never stop exploring new things. Though you may have a fulfilling job and a happy life, this doesn't mean your path is set in stone. If you're feeling stuck, a psychic reading may help you get out of the rut. Spend your life continuously trying new things. Go on the deep-sea fishing excursion just once. You might get seasick for a day, or you may discover a new passion. Travel, taste, and try everything you can. 

Connect in Your Community

Your identity is as much about your relationships as it is about your profession. Explore what you can do for others in your family and your community. Consider volunteering with different organizations or finding fresh ways to get involved in meaningful groups. You might become a tutor, mentor, or beloved staple at the soup kitchen. You can do countless things with your time that will benefit those around you and give you a lasting identity that goes far beyond your career.

Let go of the concept that you'll do just one thing in your life. Consider a past life reading to reveal just how many things you've already done. Your job is only a small part of who you are, and even that area of your life contains myriad possibilities. Branch out and you may be surprised at how vast and intriguing life can be.


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