Are you a kid in the Candy Store?

25 Oct

I suffer from “The kid in the Candy store syndrome”

I had a really good conversation with a close friend of mine, and I had a cloud clearing moment.

And I think many artist, dreamers, ambitious individuals and entrepreneurs could relate to this one.

Here it is….I (we) want to do too many things at once. Yes you know the little kid who walks into the candy store with eyes wide open, is in absolute amazement at all the wonderful and colorful candy they could have, yes this is quite exciting. But they can’t have all that candy. But whats worse to this kid, is they can’t decide on which candy to choose, because they want all of them right now, or they have too many favorites to choose from.

Could you relate to this. I know I could..my mind is forever thinking of ideas and creative ventures. But its hard to choose just one project to work on, I want to work on all of them.

The frustration then comes from being indecisive

Do you get me, I know many artist and entrepreneurs who could relate to this. They are creative, and excited from this creative rush, but its tiring when we are not able to narrow down what we want to work on at a particular time.

Whats the solution?

 Well think of what your mother or father would say to you while you’re in the candy store. You have to choose one or two candies..you can’t choose all, and if you can’t choose, you get none. If you choose all of them you may get sick trying to eat all of them. Well same rule applies. Narrow down what you could take on at this immediate time, accomplish that project then move on to the next. If you try to complete everything at once, then chances are burn out is waiting for you around the corner, and your idea may not be brought to life the way you visioned it to be because your time was spent on managing and taking care of way too many things.

I’ve come to recognize my creative and excited child like behaviour, so for me, I have to keep myself in check. It’s a progress but one that is worth my personal development, and believe me its a work in progress one that makes me laugh and one that makes me shake my head with frustration at times, but overall I love being a creative mess, I just need to clean up before the mess takes over my life.

Kay-Ann Ward

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2 Responses to “Are you a kid in the Candy Store?”

  1. Grace Mayele October 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Can totally relate to this! Sometimes I feel like I’m an idea generator! I give birth to a million ideas by the second *smh*… But I’m glad I’ve learned to take things one day at a time and let the rest simmer. Definitely a process! The way I see it is; if it’s meant for me than the cards will show and play for themselves for as long as my will is there 🙂

    I like to have an open mind about “many” things but having one at peace is far more important.

    • kayannward October 27, 2010 at 7:20 am #

      Hey girl, thanks for reading…:) I hear you, my mind is the same, its a blessing and a curse when I want to go to sleep, but my mind is up and about.

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