Originally Posted by impaul99
"Jack of all trades" = Master of Being "Jack of All Trades"
What a nice way to see it Paul
I'm gonna specialize in being a master sampler!
I second maverickstruth about Refuse to Choose!
by Barbara Sher. It's an excellent book and very, very helpful.
If some of you wonder how concretely to pursue your many interests once Steve convinced you to do so, read it.
Originally Posted by Barbara Sher in Refuse to Choose! page 10
Having the freedom to go after all your interests is wonderful, but how on earth can you actually do it? The revelation that you're a Scanner doesn't automatically propel you full speed ahead on all those things you love: you have to know how to manage a life that's full of different talents.
Originally Posted by maverickstruth
In other words, I stopped exactly when I was meant to -- I had "accomplished" my goal to make a connection, and even if that may not be what others thought I should achieve.
I can relate to this very well! I'm usually extremely enthusiastic about some new thing, almost obsessing over it, reading five books about it and trying it out. And as soon as I've figured out how it works, how it's done or what the principles behind it are, I lose interest, get intolerably bored and cannot bring myself to finish it.
Other people cry "what a pity" when I quit although all it would take to succeed is time and effort. But in my eyes I have already succeeded: I understand it, and I know how it feels to do it! I guess the point for me is just to try everything once, then I classify it and I'm done with it. I's like I'm having a giant database in my brain about all kinds of knowledge or activities one can have, and I'm busy with filling it.
When you feel like moving on to the next thing, is it possible that you have already achieved what you came for, even if it doesn't match up with other people's ideas of success?
Yes absolutely that's the point.