Have you ever had this experience? You get up in the morning to go to work, and you just find yourself feeling like you don’t want to go? Then you feel guilty for not wanting to go. It’s a great job, or at least tolerable, and you were very enthusiastic when you started. You are good at it, and enjoy the people which whom you work. But more and more, you find yourself thinking, “I wish I was doing something different.”
Maybe there’s nothing actually wrong with you, or the job. Maybe you’ve just moved on. Maybe you got what you came for and now you’re ready for the next big thing. Remember, Multipassionates aren’t like other people. We have a variety of interests, for a variety of reasons and motivations.
Barbara Sher compares us to a honeybee in this way. A bee loves flowers. Lots of different flowers. Some types more than others because the nectar is better for honey, but never any one flower for any length of time.
The bee samples the nectar from one flower until it gets what it came for. They it moves. Same with Multipassionates. Figure out why you started this particular job, or project, or activity. If you’ve met that need, you’re finished, whether monopassionate thought says or or not. Barbara points out that sometimes you only realize what your motivation was when it has gone. So that feeling of “I don’t want to go.” may actually be your sign that it’s time for something else.
It could also be that it just wasn’t really the job for you. Multipassionates tend to be intelligent, capable, adaptable, and motivated. We fall into various jobs because we CAN, not always because we should. That feeling of despair may just be your sign that this is not your thing. Time to find something else.
So maybe this WAS your passion and now it’s not, or maybe it never was. You’re multipassionate! You can adapt and change better than most. Perhaps it’s time to do so.