Some people always come up with new ideas, always see new business opportunities and love to start projects that solve some problem or change the world in a better way.
This is often referred to as being "multi-passionate" or being a "multipotentialite".
If you're one of these people, you have strengths to be reckoned with... but you also have a big, problematic weakness: you're great at starting things, but you suck at follow-through.
The Missing Ingredient
Sorry for not putting it more lightly, but I've yet to meet a multipotentialite for whom the above statement isn't true. Plus, I speak from experience, because I'm exactly one of those people who have too many interests and too many ideas.
We are bad at follow-through. We are strong starters and weak finishers. Non-finishers, in most cases.
This is a problem I had to solve for myself, once I realized a simple, painful truth:
“A great project that was started but never shipped is no better than a project that was never started to begin with.”
Personally, I hate this. I'm motivated by creating good things and affecting a positive change in people's lives. In other words, I'm motivated by delivering value.
The more time I spend bouncing from one exciting project to the next, the less real value I'm actually delivering to the world.
But there's good news, too.
This problem can be fixed. At least, you can powerfully reframe how you think about your projects, ideas and priorities. And you can apply what I call "deliberate procrastination" to set yourself up for greater success (in fewer different areas) for the next 12 months.
Watch the video to get all the details.
What's Your Take?
Are you a multi-passionate person? Have you suffered from this problem of bouncing from one thing to the next all the time?
If so, I challenge you to grab a pen and paper and spend 5 minutes doing the exercise I describe in the video. Then, leave a comment below and share your thoughts!