I received a double dose of happiness this weekend after I asked a Curiosity Question to my community. Not only did I get to learn from you, I also got notes from some people I haven’t “met” before now. Learning from others + meeting new people and hearing their stories = one happy me!
Here’s the happiness generator AKA the question:
If I asked you to choose a project to work on for the next 6 months, would you be able to pick just one?
Many who answered said “no.” Or “No way.” Or “No!”
(okay, I get it!)
The no people sited their need for variety. They said they always work on more than one project at a time. And that picking only one was way too constrictive. Some said no, but that they are working on it, because they realize they can’t take on so many ideas and keep up and stay healthy.
And some said yes!
(I admit I was surprised by this.)
Yes, for the opportunity to focus on their passion or develop mastery. Yes, they could, as long as the project was complex enough. Yes, if it was a very specific kind of project. And yes, to complete one project on top of their regular work would be wonderful.
I added the 6 months to see how people would react to the length of time. For some it felt a bit long to focus on just one thing. For another – some concern that they might get bored. Overall, I didn’t get the sense that it was a defining issue.
What about you? I’d love to hear your answer – leave it in the comments and I will answer back!