If you’re like me, you may not have a “typical” resume because you have tried many things. Even if you are not like me, you have likely done many things in your lifetime, some for money and some solely for fun, but the best things for both money and fun.
Many of the things I have done failed and many have worked by traditional standards. In my eyes, they have all been successful because of the stories they have become and the experience I have gained.
Since when do we have to be known for only one thing? My prime example is Kandi Burruss and how she has become renowned for building an empire via multi streams of income. She did not stop with just one talent! I don’t want to be the kind of person or live the kind of life that fits into a neat little box limited to a certain number of occupations. I’m bored just thinking about it!
No one ever said you could only do one thing. You are only limited by your own imagination. And guess what? You are a multi-faceted, infinite being who likely cares about many things.
Society loves to categorize us, to put us in a box and politely tell us to stay there, and then shame us if we decide to step outside the box or beat the walls to hell.
The thing is, it’s good to have a focus. And, it’s great to be known for something. I just hope that you’re not limiting yourself out of fear. I hope your motivation for not trying something is not “Oh, that’s just not what I do,” when in your deepest heart of hearts, that’s what you know is meant for you.
The people who are trying new things, the people who you want to be like, they’re never going to judge you. The people who are scared, who wish they could do new things, those are the haters. But you never wanted to be like them anyway, right?
My wish for myself is that I continue to pursue the many things that excite me, wholeheartedly and with fire blazing. My wish for myself is that I never allow the fear of judgment from other less imaginative, less passionate people to hold me back. I hope that this is your wish for yourself too. Because now more than ever, the world needs you to step into the fullness and realness of who you were designed to be. Now more than ever, DON’T HOLD BACK!