Shoshin Sunday #44: Don't be like Voldemort
In the excitement of everything opening up, I’ve already spread myself thin.
I’m back to yoga, football (soccer), dance, and gym. I love them all individually but all in the same week is tough.
Then a new friend has been encouraging me to return to my karate training too…
But the truth is I can’t handle everything the way I used to when I was 21.
When we try to do too many things at once, we’re splitting our limited energy in a way that becomes overwhelming quickly.
I liken it to Voldemort from Harry Potter splitting his soul into fragments.
The more passions you try to maintain at once, the less stable you become and the more likely you are to burn out (or in my case get injured!)
It sounds counterintuitive but sometimes it’s better to delay giving time to something you love to be happier overall.
Let me know if you’re struggling at the moment where you’re trying to pick between competing passions.
Have a wonderful week,
My best stuff this week:
This week’s book recommendation:
The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba
This is the book I’m currently reading and it’s been named the business book of the year. I like it because it isn’t full of the usual bs and invites you to make the most of what you’re already great at rather than play on your anxieties.
Here are 25 crazy goals from Cristiano Ronaldo to soothe your eyes with funky background music. (Yes, I support Manchester United despite being born in London, I have no excuses or shame).