A Bad Pattern

I got to spend some time with a friend last week, and we got into a conversation about the things in life that we have to be doing in order to keep a certain level of personal fulfillment and general happiness. I have 2 of these.

  1. I have to be making or building something.
  2. I have to be constantly learning something.

The most part the first area drives the second. Creating and building leads me to things I know little about, so I go find the information.

These ares have created a rhythm and a pattern for my life and my personal development. I build/create until I get stuck, I learn until I get bored and go back to building/creating.

What’s interesting is I usually don’t stop learning when I figure out how to get past my sticking point. New information branches into new topics. I stop learning when I get tired of it.

This pattern has served me well in the past. I have developed a general knowledge of a very wide range of topics. But…I am starting to think this pattern is limiting me from achieving some short and mid-term goals I have set for myself.

I have been very closed to many of these goals for a very long time. It’s like the last 10% has been the hardest distance to close.