This post by John is timely as I am thinking hard and long about making some changes in my life. I'm wearing myself out chasing too many passions and, for far too long, have lacked the discipline of focus. I want to focus on fewer passions while using deliberate practice to enforce discipline around my efforts.
My true commitments are small, just like the set of my true disciplines. In contrast, my passions are as wide and as varied as life itself, and many of them are just temporary, fleeting and fanciful parts of history that will be gone before I know it.
So, naturally, it's better to invest in all of the areas of your life around your disciplines, the set of core commitments you've made, and the things that you are fundamentally for and not against. Again, that set is smaller than you and I probably realize and/or admit.John Saddington