I have so many interests that I think I confuse people. For example, I am a licensed real estate broker, licensed counselor, licensed/ordained minister, and I'm a radio personality. And that actually annoys some people because they think I should be fully focused on ONE thing and ONE thing only. I'm sure that my own parents felt that way over the years. But think about this
ONE thing...we only get ONE life here on earth. I don't care what Shirley MacLaine says, because I'm here to tell you this is a one time deal. I would know if I had been here before, because I would be making fewer mistakes!
I decided at the age of 21 years-old that I was going to place fear aside and go after the passions of my heart. And so while I sold real estate for my father's company I also went to college to get that piece of paper that could help me do just that! As I went through my ONE life I didn't ever want someone to say to me that I couldn't have a job simply because I didn't get a degree. So I got a degree or two and off I went to do ONE thing a few different times!
Now let me clarify that I do believe you need to establish ONE thing that will be your first priority. And for me that has become radio because they pay me well, provide benefits for my family, and I signed a contract saying so. You or I should never "rob Peter to pay Paul"...meaning we don't take advantage of one to benefit the other. Many times I have had to pass up making money from one venture to go work a concert for our radio station.
So what is the ONE thing you and I should remember? We only get ONE life here on earth and we need to make the most of it. There will be a lot of people that will tell you what you should do with this ONE life, but tell them to worry about the ONE life they have and leave yours alone. I encourage you to spread your wings and fly responsibly like an eagle if you have a family to provide for at home. And I encourage you to spread your wings and fly like a bat out of hell if you do not. As usual I do have a disclaimer with my post in saying I don't encourage you to engage in behaviors that are physically, relationally, spiritually, or mentally damaging to yourself or others. And as you pursue the many passions of your heart I also encourage you to ask a very important question. You should spend a great deal of time answering how the pursuit of your passions can be used to make the earth a better place for everyone else who only gets ONE life as well. Because in the end...we will all learn that life isn't just about us, and that our passions were given to us by the ONE who gave us this ONE life. And finally, know that you were born to fly...for some it is like an eagle and for others we are simply like a bat out of hell focused on heaven.