I was thinking of all the things I have done, and the things I would realisticly like to do, and the things that sound neat but I will never do.
I love to learn, but once I know the basics, I quickly tire of. Perhaps it's a lack of discipline. I will often go and by a how to book on some random subject, learn how to do what ever it is, do it once or twice, and then move on to the next subject.
It's like a self induced Oxford education; Lot's of general knowledge, but little expertise.
There are a couple exceptions to this. I rarely get bored of people and interracting with them. And I have never tired of photography.
Knowing this, I tend to shy away from things I might otherwise try. Like surfing. I would love to learn to surf, but the cost of a wet suit that will fit a 6'4" person is prohibitive, especially if I'm likely to only surf till I have the basics down and then move on to the next hobby du jour.
As this is an obvious stumbling block in my efforts to expand my skills, abilities, and knowledge, I have to ask... What do you do to help stay focused over a couple hours/days/years? Is focus a learned trait, or something you are born with? I'm hoping it is something learned, as I would really like to have more focus. I can't help but think of how much better I would have done in school. I might still know how to play the guitar or piano (I can still read sheet music and slowly finger the music on the piano, but that's about it).
So, if focus is learned? How is it learned? What are some tips you might share with me?