How to focus when everything is a blur.
My eye sight is so bad I'm technically blind. It's gotten increasingly bad since I was 12, and now without my contacts or my specs, I live inside a private world, isolated within a Monet - an impressionist painting blur - no ability to focus on the finer details - my lovely private Monet painting.
As beautiful a space that this is to be in, objects dancing around me in a dream state, I can't function in daily life like this, my survival instinct tells me I must put my glasses on, or wear contact lense, so I can eat, drive, read, and make eye contact with people.
But as much as I have realised in the outside world I must be able to focus with my eyes to survive, the world in my head has become a reflection of my eyesight - it is now a blurry dream state with so much going on around me, I can't focus, and so I just float.
Unfortunately it's not as easy as putting on a pair of glasses to be able to see straight, this inner world of fogginess is a result of over-stimulation, over-commitment, and a quiet desperation to want to do more with my life. The confusion caused by wanting to take up all the many exciting opportunities I'm developing around me, is resulting in a fog of brilliant ideas, passionate enthusiasm, and impending exhaustion.
How can I change my inner Monet into a divinely detailed Da Vinci?
The only answer: Focus.
To get anything achieved, or to bring any of my dreams to life, I need to step out of the big picture of wanting to do everything all at the same time, and focus on each very important contribution to the world that I want to make, one important project at a time.
Multi-passionate personalities need to be reined in a times, or we live in a constant dream state of ideas and inspirations. Following in the footsteps of one of our famous fore-fathers (Da Vinci of course - one of the most shining examples of a successful multi-passionate person who functioned effectively) we need to focus on one project - not try to do it all at once.
This has been the mistake I've been making. I'm trying to get it all done at once, across multiple platforms, with various groups of people. Just cannot function in this way for very long. I need to chose one project at a time, and give it all my energy while it is in front of me.
So this means I have to implement some changes to the way I work, I have to schedule in the time for the various projects, and I have to eliminate distractions where-ever possible. I can't answer emails instantly, Facebook needs to have it's time and place, and I have to spend more time on what really matters - getting the work done properly.
There's a saying - if you want something done, give it to the busiest person in the room - these people have developed the art of focused achievement. A multi-passionate person can still do all of the things they love to do, Da Vinci still achieved massively various projects in his life, but at anyone time, he was solely focused on the most important project that was in front of him.
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