#100DaysofFeelings: On Day 16, I feel humbled and multipassionate.

As much as I love being a multipassionate and love multipassionate people, I recognize we have kind of a big flaw.

It's not what you think...

It's not that we are "flaky" or easily distracted or unable to finish things.

It's not that we want to do all the things and when we do them, we never go all the way, but just scratch the surface. (Leave that to the specialists.)

It's that we don't honor our ideas more than we honor our desires.

Have you ever thought about how much of your life is controlled by your EGO? Every time you see a new idea and choose to forsaken the old one, you are choosing yourself. Every time you get bored by something and move on to the next shiny thing, you are choosing your own pleasure.

Every time you choose yourself, your ideas suffer. Those ideas that you were obsessed with before are now gathering dust & cobwebs.

Listen, I'm right there with you, but what about an alternative?

Imagine a world where instead of following your own EGO, you honor each idea? Instead of moving on, you stick with it just a little bit longer, and then move on? A world where the ideas are a little more important than instant gratification.

Does that world sound good? Would it feel good? 

I can tell you from experience that it does.

Sure, I'm a little bored on some days but I am also immensely PROUD of being able to stick it through and show something for it. And it becomes a habit, so once you get the hang of "honoring your ideas" you become better at it until the day it doesn't really leave an impression.

It's just another day in your idea-filled life. It's fulfillment.

I'll leave the decision up to you - do you want to keep fleeting from thing to thing and put your ideas aside OR choose their well-being over yours for a little longer? Can you put instant gratification aside and embrace the beauty of what you've started for long enough that you can actually say, Hey, it's done now!

It's not easy, but it is doable. And mostly, it FEELS good.

Sometimes delaying pleasure is even better than getting it right away because you have invested more time and effort and because you have something to show - and teach by example - your multipassionate friends.

To honor or not to honor. Whom will you honor?

Those are the questions.

 

P.S. If you're worried you'll forget your new ideas and/or lose your enthusiasm, just put them in an IDEA BOOK and know they'll be there for you to pick up another time. I got this from Barbara Sher's Refuse to Choose. 

Violeta Nedkova

Violeta Nedkova is a multipassionate marketer who loves helping people. She talks and writes about marketing with purpose and personality because it's so much better than traditional marketing.