How Do You Decide On What Skills to Master? | Face Your Fork
Steve, no fair! You totally
beat me to writing the post! Are you... psychic?!
I find many people kid themselves into thinking they have too many interests, but they're not even close to being any good at them.
I think your confusing interests
with skills to absolutely master
. For example, I'm well on my way towards "totally" mastering piano performance. While I'll never get 100% there - nobody ever will master anything super-completely - I know I'm going to get damn near close. However, the interests
that I have don't come near the skill that I chose to "max out". My creativity bar might be a 9, but my logic bar is only a 5.
I enjoy logical thinking, and things like crossword puzzles and Sudoku on occasion, but it's not something I want to make love dollars or a living off of.
Does that make sense? I get the feeling that other people in this post are having the same kind of dilemma in their line of thinking. "This is a skill I'm interested in and can definitely make love dollars from" vs. "This is a skill I'm such a badass at!" are two totally different things.
You might have 12 interests that, individually, you rank each of them at about 5/10. You may be able to put them together and create a stream of love dollar income that might rank as a 10/10 collectively. You don't have to master absolutely anything that you fully enjoy to make money off of it. It can help, but it's not necessary. The most important thing is that you consciously choose what interests you want, how many you have, how fully developed you want to turn those interests, and if so, how you can make a living off of what you truly love.