How I Learned to Manage Multiple Interests without Going Insane
Creating a system allows you to allocate a set time to each pursuit as well as other important tasks.
A system helps to batch tasks, consider what needs to be done on priority and what can be done at leisure.
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Polymaths, geniuses with diverse skillsets and varied interests, are the source of some of history's greatest contributions.
Giants like Aristotle, Galileo, and Leonardo da Vinci were...
A polymath sees the world with a unique perspective, making connections that are not apparent to others.
Early polymaths had the advantage of a wide-open field, and went deep in their disciplines, yielding branches and sub-branches of specializations. Deep down, these different branches lead to the same trunk and roots.
Polymaths differ from specialists, as they are on to a highway that is getting wider, and specialists are parked in a spot that is getting deeper.
Polymaths have the advantage of learning new fields of study, and forming new connections, while specialists start having a narrow vision by going deep, learning less. The learning ability of the polymath is the required skill-set of the future.
Our inner Demons, or inner voices, make us do irrational, stupid and selfish things, based out of fear.
We hide and distract ourselves from our inner voice, which is nothing but our fear and ...
Some of our common 'demons' are:
Our inner demons lead us to negatively judge ourselves, further leading to avoiding that judgment, and eventually starting the internal self-destruction, if the negative downward spiral is left unchecked.
Observe the thoughts that come up and do not judge yourself for having them. If you have unkind thoughts, ask yourself if you would speak to any other human being the same way you speak to yourself...
Do not be afraid to decline invitations to events that pull you down. This will make room for the things in your life that makes you feel happy.
Find and/or make time for activities that will bring you joy.
A kind word from someone we love and trust can go a long way. Their perspective can also help shed some light on some of our qualities we are unaware of.
Ask close friends or family what they appreciate about you. Save their words. Reread them when you need them.