Overwhelming Creativity

United States
October 12, 2017 3:33pm CST
I often have ideas that I feel are great and other times they are duds. That being said I have so many things that I want to do but can never stay focused on a single project. For example; I'm building a web application and then decide "Well, it would be cool to develop this particular type of game or hey I can create designs for T-Shirts." The problem is I feel that I'm good at all of these things and enjoy taking part in all of these hobbies. How to I choose what to work on and how do I keep focus?
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@YesWay (3450)
12 Oct 17
Concentrate on what you enjoy most
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• United States
12 Oct 17
That's a very hard decision. I like to create things! Oh man I have my work cut out for me. Thanks for the comment!
@YesWay (3450)
12 Oct 17
@xCasino Haha no worries I hope you get it figured out
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@lovebuglena (7559)
• Staten Island, New York
13 Oct 17
How about doing what's more important or what you are more passionate about?
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• United States
13 Oct 17
I want to use my creativity in ways to build things. Web Development and Game Development fall into those categories. Hmmmm hard choices!
• Staten Island, New York
13 Oct 17
@xCasino Can you dedicate yourself to both? If not, do a pro/con list for both. Maybe that will help you make your decision.
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• United States
13 Oct 17
@lovebuglena I think I can manage both, it'll just take some time management to be able to successfully do both I believe.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct 17
I am the exact same. And with this I make lists and schedules. During the morning I work on crocheting for my crocheting shop. During the evening I work on drawings for t-shirts and my graphic novel. And during the weekends it is drawing time and writing time for my scripts. If I get another idea in the mean time I put it on a list of things to do and get to it later. It is very hard to be a creative mind, but it is better to work on everything than to be a juggler.
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• United States
13 Oct 17
Great advice, thank you!
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct 17
@xCasino Of course! I had a whole class about this kind of stuff, it really taught me a lot haha I am still a juggler but trying to cut down.
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@Jackalyn (7211)
• Oxford, England
12 Oct 17
This is something I do understand as I tend to be an all rounder myself. I bet you draw circles when you doodle and make spider diagrams for notes and see an argument from every side too, I think the best thing is to make a list that begins. 1. Finish web app. 2, Develop a game. 3. Design some T shirts. Or you could do 2 hours a day on each thing. The danger is that without focus you never actually finish anything.
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• United States
12 Oct 17
You are totally right.
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@Jackalyn (7211)
• Oxford, England
13 Oct 17
@xCasino ?as I right about the Doodles? I can even explain why. It all has to do with what you were like as a child and the kind of things you' like playing with.
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@genpius (477)
• Nigeria
12 Oct 17
Yeah it happens to me too, but like @maluse said, with time you will know better. And we just have to try and dump others and chase one desire first
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• United States
12 Oct 17
Thanks for the advice!
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@genpius (477)
• Nigeria
13 Oct 17
@xCasino you welcome
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@MALUSE (44696)
• Uzbekistan
12 Oct 17
How old are you if I may ask?
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• United States
12 Oct 17
I'm 30 years old, why do you ask?
@MALUSE (44696)
• Uzbekistan
12 Oct 17
@xCasino I think that young people have this problem more than older ones. With time you'll know more what is important for you.
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• United States
12 Oct 17
I totally can relate. Sometimes I wish that I can do certain things, like develop apps, because I have ideas seemingly all the time. Maybe it would be ideal if we could delegate the idea to a developer or something.
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
12 Oct 17
Just decide on one and stick with it. Nothing will be accomplished if a decision on one is not made. The more you try to decide, the less time you have to work on the idea. Decide, plan, act.
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@Kind4321 (850)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Oct 17
I also get myself in such situations but at the end of it all you have to prioritize. If all of those things make you happy just pen them down and do them one at a time.Don't beat yourself too hard.Above all do what makes you happy.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
13 Oct 17
I'm also facing these decisions. Tell me if you please which comment if any did you the most good here?
@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Oct 17
Choose one first finish it and then go to a different one at the end you will have done all of them.