Biggest curse for modern human is not the desire to multitask but the ability to multitask.
As I often discuss in my sessions on social & emotional intelligence, multitasking is about sacrificing depth for width. Yes! You shouldn’t do something just because you can do it. In fact, often a greater willpower is required not in ‘doing something you can’t do’ but in ‘not doing something that you can do’. As I often tell people…“professionalism is ability to postpone pleasure”.
Anyways, so this is how the battle inside capable persons typically goes: “There are so many things that they want to do. And all of them look important. When they begin to do one thing, the thought of ‘doing the next thing’ or ‘not doing the other thing’ keeps intervening. They feel as if something is slipping out of their hands – time or opportunity. And that makes them even more restless”.
Well! Problem is not that you want everything. Problem is that you want everything together and now.