“I’m a poet, musician, actor, producer, director, writer, chef, fisherman.”
Have you seen this? I’m sure you have…
There seems to be a lot of multi-talented people out there. And that’s great. I do not hate. But it annoys me.
I’m a believer in perfecting one talent. It’s your job to choose which one best suits you; master it.
I too love to do lots of things. I like to cook. But I’m not a chef. I take pictures, I even have a professional camera. But I’m not photographer. I’ve directed my own movies. But I’m not a director.
In this world of CREATIVE ARTS, there is a lot of competition. So much that it’s very hard to make a living doing what you want to do. It takes time, sacrifice and endurance. I mean A LOT of time. It should take so much time, that every moment you have, should be used to hone your skill with focused energy. Doing so, means you won’t have time to do all that other stuff: Acting. Poetry. Photography. Theses things will fall, sadly, to the wayside. That doesn’t mean you can’t still practice them — but let them become a hobby. Because that’s what they are. And that’s how they should be treated.
You need to be able to identify what your best at. Or what you enjoy most. Where does your passion lie?
And that’s my spiel.