27. Multipotentialite

by Oliwier Sadlik

My Passion

To be completely honest, I don't have one specific passion. I guess, it's just simple curiosity.

I take something that interests me. I devote my time to it till the moment I gather knowledge that satisfies me. Now, I do quite a bit around carpentry, furniture restoration and upholstery. For example I made this couch. I'm quite proud of it, as it took me a few months to complete. But, it's one of the last projects connected with upholstery. Now, I think of architectural concrete. 


Hand-made couch by multipotentialite 


Discovery Journey

I spend a lot of time in front of a computer. I don't code, but in today's world it's hard to find a job that doesn't require you to sit in front of a computer. I spend a few hours in one position. It must have been during one of my coffee breaks when I've realised that it doesn't do me any good. Besides, I like to see physical effects of my work. Carpentry gives me all of it. Here I can sweat, get blisters, and at the end of the day, I see something physical. It's definitely one of my key motivations.


Perfect kitchen for a coffee break 


This is it

You know, since we are kids, we are asked to declare whom we want to be when we grow up. Do we want to be a fireman, policeman or an astronaut? I don't think it's right. Who said we have to choose one thing? I believe each of us has several passions and we should discover as many as we want. I don't think you need to declare one passion for your entire life.


Most of the renaissance souls (or multipotentialite) have many passions at once. During the day they can be lawyers and in the evening play jazz concerts just for pleasure. They live their passions.


Creative workshop and inspiration 


Try it

It depends what your priorities are, whether you want to turn your passion into living or if you are happy to keep it as a hobby. The most important is to get to know yourself and believe in yourself. It doesn't matter what people say, you should trust that the path you took will lead you to the destination you want for yourself. And it's ok not to know that destination at the beginning. It will take more courage to walk it, but it will be so much more interesting.


You won't know all the answers when you wake up. It doesn't work this way. It's a process. You need to observe your surroundings and yourself a lot. Often it comes from negating the current status. You are here, but you feel it's not the right place. So your thoughts go towards finding out what would make it better or different. First step to solve a problem is to realise that you have it. Then it's all about observing, reading, educating. 


Take a look at the interview here and learn more about Oliwer here (personal Page in polish).


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