All the pots in the fire .. when you are passionate about so many things and don’t know where to focus

You can do many things, if they serve you

I recently sat down and audited my passions, activities, and purpose. I did this across each of my core areas — family, health, fitness, technology, social media, and more. yes .. more. I highly recommend you audit yourself at least every 6 months, and would be happy to share my methodology here if others have an interest.

  1. Am I doing things I love
  2. Are these being done in a manner that helps me grow
  3. Are these giving others value, and if so, am I honoring that attention
  4. Are these activities accumulative in nature
  5. Do these provide a 1+1=3 value

What are signals of good priorities

When I engage in many priorities I don’t simply just do that one thing. That one priority — to create and share my writings, has dozens if not hundreds of dependencies. So, allowing even one activity to remain creates an exponential amount of effort. I love it. I love the process that each of these entail, but I also am mindful of the quality I deliver is not even.

  • Can I win in it
  • Can it sustain / support itself (are the costs ultimately covered in some future time)
  • Is it niche and specific
  • Do I have / can I achieve enough content / expertise
  • Audience
  • Love it?
  • Time commitment — simple Low, Medium, and High scale

You love all your children, but only 2 can go to town today

In the end, when I finished my audit, I had deeply reflected on nearly 8 important priorities / projects in my life. That is a lot of love. It is also too many. I forced myself to choose 2, that is it. That doesn’t mean the others are lost forever. I FULLY am ok with going all in on these two, because I believe once these are fully realized I can return to the original list of 8 and pull two more.

  1. Being a great Dad
  2. Being a good son and brother
  3. Giving more than I take with my community and home
  4. Living a healthy life that gives strength to others

I need help

When I finally settled on my reviews I noticed something. I had repeated and near verbatim, made the same conclusions two other times. Literally I looked back in my journal and saw 21 days earlier I had achieved the same clarity. Yet, everyday afterwards, I continued to work on these expanded priorities. Why? Why was it different this third time?

Demand more from this world, by creating it

No one is coming to do this for you. No one will make your visions come to life. There is no free money; energy in a bottle, or book / movie / song that will be the unlock to these gifts you wish to bring to the world. You create it, as you see fit, in the time you see necessary. That is the reward and the cost.

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James DeLuccia

James DeLuccia

Technologist, Researcher, Artist, Executive, Father, Author, Inventor, Speaker, and CrossFit...