If you have a variety of hobbies, pay close attention to the next statement. If you don’t know how to effectively manage your varied interests and objectives, they will suffocate you. These are the two polar opposites of what you can do in life. Either you’ll lead a life where you accomplish almost nothing because you’re constantly preoccupied with your own objectives. Alternately, you may possess a remarkable set of abilities and expertise that would make anyone drop their jaw. This post is for you if you wish to steer clear of the first and pursue the second. If you have numerous hobbies, I’ll discuss the attitude, the planning, and the strategy required to make the most of your life.
The Mindset: You have a desire for more in life, so learning to sacrifice is the most crucial meta-skill you can acquire. This is how. You’re extremely engrossed in so many different realms. You want to be able to backflip atop tree trunks and do one-handed handstands. You aspire to travel to every nation on earth and communicate with the people there in their respective languages. You want to pick up a guitar and start practising fingerpicking like John Mayer when you watch him play. You also want to launch a YouTube channel one day where you will upload sick GoPro movies of yourself doing fantastic stuff. You identify as this. I also understand that being who you are is not simple. I say this because I too am this way.
I have a constant grief at the notion that possibly I won’t be able to complete it all because I’m so interested by how amazing the world is and how many awesome abilities there are to acquire. I am aware that I am unique, though. I’m the type of person who expects more from life. You are as well. Because of this, you must understand that making sacrifices is the only way to fully live your life in a way that respects who you are. You must renounce everything in your life that isn’t in line with your interests and devote all of your energy, time, and resources to creating the life you desire.
Nonetheless, it can be challenging to determine the specifics of what should be sacrificed and what should not. And that’s why I utilise a simple rule called, “Hell Yes! Or No” by Derek Sivers.
- This means that I must forego everything that makes me say, “Sure, that’ll be fun, I guess” or “Maybe, I have nothing better to do anyhow” and only invest in things that make me say, “Hell yes!”
I’ll only hang out with friends who also make me feel fully alive, so to speak. I’ll decline invitations from other friends with whom I have fun, but not fantastic fun.
- This means that I won’t purchase any clothing that makes me exclaim, “Holy sh*t! This shirt makes me look like a Greek God!” and will reject anything that makes me appear decent but unattractive.
- As a result, if I want something sweet after going without sugar for a few days, I’ll just eat the “No bake chocolate cheesecake” that makes my mouth water and skip the chocolate mousse that I tolerate but don’t adore.
“Hell no or yes.” Make good use of the sacrifice. The life you want must be created with all the time, effort, and money you save.
The skill of picking the correct objectives to work towards. If you have a variety of hobbies, you are likely aware of the most frequent challenge you face. Everywhere pulls on you. You pick up a guitar one day. You start learning to cook in the kitchen the following day. You end up being excellent at nothing because you are pushed in so many directions. The answer is to realise that you cannot work on all of your life’s objectives at once. You must ignore the rest and concentrate on a small number of things—I recommend three. In this case, writing is one of the three things I care about most right now, then medical education and then fitness.
I’ve temporarily given up on other life ambitions, including studying Spanish and how to fingerpick a guitar like John Mayer. This enables me to master a small number of objectives before tackling the next set. Here are a few guidelines to help you narrow down your list of objectives to the few that you should be focusing on right away let’s say three. One of these objectives should serve as a long-term motivator for other objectives. This means that one of your current objectives should serve as a springboard for the achievement of longer-term objectives.
By “catalyst,” I mean that you should be strengthened in terms of both time and money. For instance, writing is a part of this ambition for me. I’m working to develop as a writer so that, in the long run, I can get to a place where I can write for a living with little effort. I can invest the money I make and the time I save in developing new abilities in the future. I’ll have to put in a lot of overtime and earn less money in the future if I don’t do this. This will prevent me from devoting the necessary time and resources to acquiring the additional talents I desire.
Your trouble spot should be one of these. The worst error most people do is to not pay attention to their discomforts. One of my buddies, for instance, struggles with English fluency. It’s his major source of suffering in life. He doesn’t spend much time on that, though. He engages in freakish exercise. Nerdily studies medicine, but isn’t happy with his life because he isn’t working hard to become fluent in English. Hence, don’t commit the same error as him. Your greatest source of suffering ought to be one of your life’s priorities. Perhaps it will improve your posture. Alternatively, learn how to stop stammering. Concentrate initially on whatever makes you feel the most vulnerable.Make a list of all other goals you are not going to work on, and keep as far away from them as possible now that you have determined the three objectives you should be focusing on. If you don’t, they may cause you to lose focus on your current objectives, which will result in failure. You will return to these later in life, so avoid them now.
The secret to quick learning
The majority of people have no concept how to learn quickly. Here is an easy structure to adhere to: Learn from the best’s expertise: Avoid attempting to solve every problem on your own. On the shoulders of giants, stand. Identify the top experts in your profession to learn from, and if they have a course or book, get it. Due to their predisposition towards spending money, people are less likely to purchase educational materials than they should be. Switch this. Bias yourself towards purchasing books and classes if you can. You have a lot to gain but little to lose.
From your personal experience, learn:
No matter how many books or courses you read or purchase, intellectual learning is worthless if you don’t put it into practise. Throwing darts at a wall analogously to reading how-to books but not actually putting them into practise. Nothing will adhere. Also, you won’t receive any points. Thus, if you can learn the art of continually acting, you will see incredible growth in yourself.
Choose a group of microskills to work on at a time.
Each major skill is composed of a number of smaller skills. There will be a tonne of information on how huge improve your talents in the books and courses you read. How should I use it all? Simple. Pick three microskills at once, and while working on them, concentrate. For instance, the micro-skills I’m focusing on right now to develop as a writer are:
- Creating catchy titles.
- Concentrating on employing different sentence lengths to avoid boring my reader.
- Aatempting to explain concepts through the use of metaphors.
There are numerous additional writing micro-skills that I am not currently concentrating on. When I get better at the three things I just said, I will. To put it simply, this is a framework to use when learning quickly. Take consistent activity. Study through books and classes. And by concentrating on a few microskills at a time, you may link your action and learning through purposeful progress.
In this world, there is so much to learn. If you’re like me and want to take in as much as you can, you must learn how to plan and live your life to the fullest. Here are the necessary three steps:
- Use the “Hell Yes! or No” guideline to help you learn to sacrifice.
- Concentrate on a small number of objectives at once. Avoid other people like the plague.
- With this framework, learn quickly — Study under the greatest.
Take consistent activity. And develop purposefully by concentrating on a few micro-skills at once.
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This is so, so me! It’s good to know I am using the same strategies as you. Perhaps a bit more focus from my side would not go amiss 😄 thanks for your articles. Always great reading 🌻
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Thank you Celeste. It’s comforting to know we are not alone.
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