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3 Startling Reasons to Reject The Question of What You Want To Do with Your Life

Why a rejection of Specialisation can be your greatest Strength

I always thought there was something wrong with me

So my inclination to pursue the multiple interests that intrigued me and formed my passions receded

I didn’t feel normal and the criticism at a young age blunted my enthusiasm. I settled on something instead of allowing my wide-eye’d-wonder to guide me and my creative mind to soar. My growth was stunted — in order to fit in.

“I want to be an Architect.”

One problem, I hated it.

I was the first person in my direct family to go to university so just getting there was seen as an achievement. I came from a relatively poor school in one of the UK’s most affluent regions and by way of career advice there was nothing to rely on.

I didn’t know what I didn’t know and this prevented me from being able to pursue the things where my passion lay

The biggest problem with the ‘pick a path’ approach isn’t that you have to define what you will pursue at an early age

It’s that you don’t know the paths available to you

That’s the problem with specialization too early

The difference in classes isn’t nepotism in the traditional sense — it’s the availability of knowledge which certain sections of society have of opportunities that are available

Polymath, Renaissance Man/Woman, Multipotentialite — whatever you want to call it, it means the same thing. It is what I’ve always been but was too scared to encourage my eclecticism to flourish.

Why do we not encourage this in everyone who show an interest in a multitude of things?

There are 3 huge benefits to being a multipotentialite which are overlooked:

1 — Idea synthesis

2 — Rapid learning

3 — Adaptability

The above relates to the pursuit of fresh opportunity

Or an entirely new future where the value of them is finally realised on their own with the ‘assistance’ of something else

The Future

What does SatNav for Doctors or Lawyers look like?

This will save lives by enabling the expert to focus on the problem and dealing with the person. They will utilise their emotional connection instead of having to rely on their logically abilities to solves simple problems for computers.

The typical assumption made currently is that tech will replace human operatives

The contrarian truth is simpler

If the ‘SatNav’ is doing the heavy lifting, you no longer need specialists acting as the public face to the patient or client

To tackle bigger problem we need dreamers who don’t contrain themselves to one both

Could that be you?

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