There are folks you run into in life, and you marvel at them. You see how they work and how singularly driven they are in one particular field. They are amazing! You know them for that one thing, and one thing only.
You struggle to believe how anyone could be so devoted entirely to their field, they are an inspiration! On the other hand, you find it hard to concentrate on any given thing. You work on music, but you hit a wall. You begin to write, only to have your brain scream at you that you should be doing something more productive with your music. You try drawing and the inner critic gets even worse.
“You need to focus! You don’t have time for something like this!”
It is hard not to get down on yourself, to feel like you are wasting your time. You do these things anyway, because you would rather do something than nothing at all, which feels like the worst sin of all.
In time, you may befriend one of these single-minded, purely focused individuals. You tell them how amazing they are and how you wish you were more like them. It’s then that they turn to you and say.
“That’s the thing. If I can’t do this one thing, I don’t do anything. I don’t feel like I could do anything else. I actually envy how you can go from one project to another and seem absolutely unphased by changing entire mediums! You can do a lot of things. I can only do one thing, and when I can’t do that, I do nothing at all.”