How to Decide What You Want if You’re Multi-Passionate

Multi-passionate people are those that are interested in everything. They have a wide range of skills and sometimes have trouble narrowing down exactly what it is they want out of life.

Having multiple interests and skills is great! It means that you’re more versatile and can likely bring a unique perspective to the table. But, not knowing what you want always comes at a cost. The more time you spend without a concrete goal, the less time you’ll have to achieve it. Key message: acknowledge your multiple interests and do your best to construct some overall goals that will keep you focused, motivated, and active.

If you’re a multi-passionate person, here are some questions to consider that will help you establish a meaningful goal to work towards:

1. What is the impact that you want to make?

This is the most important question. How do you want to change the world? What legacy do you want to leave? How do you define success? Your answers to these questions make up your overall goal. This is the vision you have for your life what will drive you, motivate you, and keep you going when times are tough.

2. Is what you’re doing now in line with your overall goal?

To be successful, you have to be productive. Productivity in this sense means more than getting just anything done, it means getting the right thing done. The right thing is the activity that will help you get on track towards achieving your dreams. For some, this can be as simple as enrolling in relevant courses or taking certifications. For others, it may mean targeting your job search so that you can ensure that the position you end up in will provide you with the skills that you need for your future.

3. Have you done your research?

If you think that you will be forced to choose between two or more of your top interests, it’s possible that you might not be fully aware of all of the options available to you. Doing research on specific industries and roles could give you more insight into how you can leverage all of your skills and interests in one dynamic position.

4. What do you value most in a career?

If you’ve established an overall goal and completed your research but have yet to reach any conclusions, it’s time to sit down and really consider what’s most important to you. What you should start figuring out right now is whether the vision you have for your career matches up with the reality of working in your chosen industry or profession. For example, when I was thinking about starting my own business, I was flip-flopping between Career and Life Coaching and Wedding Planning. They sound like polar opposites, right? After taking the time to think about why it was that I wanted to do both of these things, I realized that they actually had a lot in common: both involved helping others, close client interaction, and event planning.

Once I determined this, I had to dig deep to find out which career path was most compatible with my values. When I envisioned my dream career, I was picturing it allowing me the autonomy and freedom that I needed to grow and develop. Once I took all information into account, I realized that Career and Life Coaching offered me more of a chance to make a difference, remain mobile, and retain autonomy. I also realized that, since wedding planning isn’t location based, I would be able to do it on the side.

I recommend that you do the same. Take the time to analyze your values and how you want to spend your time, and you may find yourself with a clearer perspective on your future!

Are you a multi-passionate person? Tell me about your interests in the comments section!

35 thoughts on “How to Decide What You Want if You’re Multi-Passionate”

  1. Wow, I stumbled upon your site today and I am so grateful. Definitely wasn’t just luck!

    It’s challenging (in a good way) not to know why I developed certain skills that are very different from one another, and figure out the importance they’ll play into my life 5-10 years down the road.

    I have this great idea for a brand that I know will inspire others to take action in their lives. It’s something I’m currently in deep brainstorming/planning with. 

     I’m insanely passionate about car design, (especially electric cars), I love writing/speaking, and inspiring my generation (I’m 19) to fuel their charge in life. Do I want to make a living working for a car company anymore? No. I also dont want to start a design firm. But I don’t want to exclude that passion because I’m extremely good at it. It’s been part of my life since age five. And in reading this article, I have defined my values and found that a strictly design based career would be limiting to my need for personal and financial freedom. 

    In a nutshell, I didn’t realize how entrepreneurial I was until about a year ago. My entire high school experience involved me leading a club, team dynamics at play, creative/critical thinking skills, and the willingness to step out of the box and be innovative. Through this, I began to realise how much I LOVE speaking in front of others and helping them make a difference. Yet part of me at the time was “fighting” this with my car design, planning my way into $40K/yr school, up the corporate ladder, and off to a “stable” life. Then I woke up and realised how unhappy I would be in that situation. Why can’t I help people now with my talents? So right now, I want to share content that inspires people to fuel their passions to serve others. If I can integrate my skills/talents, awesome.

    I know I’m not the only one who is facing this, so I don’t think of it as a terrible curse. But I still want to move forward with the certainty that all those years of honing my passions aren’t put to waste.

    Thank you so much for this article, it helped me gain a better sense of understanding within myself.
        

  2. 🙂 great site and nice to know you:), my hobbies and passions are languages (i speak fluently or very well Polish, German, English, quiet well Italien, Russian and a bit of Hebrew), i like to help people, to give them ideas. I am networking all the time and i got even a lot of compliments about my networking skills. I could do some networking between cultures. But who is interessted in this? I like to find new topics, and i really like to improve the world. Any ideas? write me on fb: kata katarzynskaja 🙂

  3. Hi Kata, you can either use more keyword rich content or make it more personable. For example “Multilingual Connector. Ideals Generator. Passionate about helping people succeed.”

  4. Hi,

    I just came across your article today…and I’m a recent graduate of bachelor of music performance and I am 20 yo.

    I’m interested in:

    * Music (piano mainly)…
    * Looking at interior design blogs…
    * I love reading poetry, quotes and inspiring articles.
    * I also consider flower arranging…baking…food styling…or anything artsy as something I might want to learn in the future.

    Basically I love the idea of creating something…polishing it…to perfection.

    I’ve been told that I’m good at motivating people (it’s funny because I’m not good at motivating myself)…

    I’m a thinker…I love to analyze.

    I’m fascinated with children…and anything adorable.

    I love to talk about ‘deep’ stuffs…some say I’m an old soul…

    I love articles about health, femininity, personal growth, etc.

    Very future-oriented

    I long to be a cultured and well-rounded person

    I’m introverted and I want a career that’s fulfilling…a career that expresses my values, beliefs, passion, talents, ideals.

    I want a career that defines who I am as a person…basically as a tool of self-expression…

    What’s a good career for me?

    Thank You

  5. Hi Celinna,

    It seems like you have a lot of diverse interests. If you’re interested in the corporate world, I recommend browsing role descriptions on monster.ca and glassdoor.com to see what resonates with you. You may also want to consider starting your own business to combine all your interests into a fulfilling package.

    Diana

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