WOW! Very interesting post by Cranky Coffee. Through this post I was introduced to several different books that caught my attention right now.
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The author Barbara Sher has provided her readers with some thoughtful, focused tips for the person who has much to offer in the way of talents and interests.
If you think you might get bored doing only one thing you enjoy, and have true passion for, Barbara offers a lot!
I don’t get bored because I have many interests. I enjoy investigating these interests. I enjoy experimenting with these interests.
I have found however that in order to master a thing I want to do in this life, I have to spend a great deal of time honing my skill set(s) that will allow me to do so.
I have also found that many of my talents compliment the thing (using my many voices) I want to do in life. They can be combined.
For instance, I am a talker, a conversationalist. I can use my honed communication skills to do so many things without causing friction between any one thing.
I am highly visual, and my other senses are pretty keen as well.
I can communicate with my camera. I can communicate as a writer. I can communicate with music. I communicate with dance, and comedy.
I communicate better because I’m observant, and so can use my attention to detail to organize a presentation for instance, facilitate a group, help the people I work with (seniors with dementia) to reminisce.
I enjoy life more because I communicate well. I can give better care to the people I do volunteer work with because caregiving is one of my bountiful strengths. I don’t need to bounce around because I can use everything that makes my life purposeful in one primary way.
My beloved Mother always told me: “You can do many things, but only one thing well.”
Since I love doing many things, I have learned to combine them. I’ve found that they mix well, and so I’m not confusing those parts of me that want to stand out, and have accomplished more in life netting more in a positive, unrestricted way.
Boredom never enters into it, and my seniors, and the other individuals and groups I coach, have a brighter quality of life as a result.
Infact, we all do!
Are you feeling some resonance too???