I have a confession to make…

There was a time when even a lot of my well-wishers would tell me that I am all over the place; that I have multiple interests and strengths unrelated to each other sometimes too many for my own good. I sheepishly agreed. It wasn’t that simple to connect the dots when the dots looked as scattered as these:

  • A Maths Graduate who did her MBA in marketing
  • Worked as a banker for over a decade
  • Hosted a bunch of corporate events
  • Modeled for print ads and TV commercials
  • Anchored television shows
  • Won Gladrags Mrs India 2008
  • Got married to the love of my life, got blessed with twins a few years later :))
  • Became an entrepreneur with an event company I launched in the year 2013
  • Launched another company called ‘Silhouette by Yukti’ offering performance coaching to corporates and individuals

Phew! and it’s not over yet.

Until I accepted all of this about myself, that I discovered what a blessing it was to be the way I am.

If this sounds familiar and if you too are someone who keeps switching focus (and hate being called confused by people), this piece is for you.

Let me start by saying that being ‘multi-passionate’ has actually worked really well for me. It has given me the freedom to be myself, and has also enabled me to live my life to the fullest. What more can one ask for!

And guess what.. eventually with self-acceptance it became easier to connect the same dots and realize that every step I took was making way for the next one.

Here’s the silver lining to the not-so-dark-cloud:

You are on the adventurous side of life Woohoo

Clarity is sometimes overrated. There is really no need to waste time finding that one thing. Instead, its an absolute joy to experiment and come out of it knowing that you did it and you did it well. Let’s pat our backs on that one. Being good at many things can give us many more reasons to rejoice. So let’s go all out.

#2 Many successful people are multi-passionate

Multi-passionate means more interests and creativity. Many successful people have not stopped themselves from doing what they love. Take the case of Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was he born with a desire to create something world-changing? Perhaps not! Who knows what experiments and play led him closer to his invention? So never stop trying your hand at something new. It may unfold fun.

#3 You can really do your own thing

Most people do not understand multi-passionate people and often pass them off as confused, scattered or even flaky. Well, who cares? And if you do, I suggest you stop doing that right away. Don’t wait to know if others approve of your ideas and ventures. Just go ahead and follow your heart. Your detractors will follow you soon enough.

#4 It’s never too late to do what you love

With boundaries of age blurring faster than ever, there is no right time to try something new. Nothing, least of all your own doubts, should stop you from taking that plunge into your many passions. The news is, there is nothing called failure. Every step you take is a successful step ahead. Whatever draws your heart closer, just give in to the calling.

In essence, being multi-passionate is good news. All you need to do is explore and do all the things you love, without being, looking or feeling confused. Own your many dimensions and brace for success.

Ever feel like your multi-passionate nature got the better of you? How do you deal with it? Are there other multi-passionate people you admire? Let’s talk.