You can learn as many things at once that you have time for and can afford at once, so that you can cross-pollinate ideas across skills.
The best ideas come from outside sources and domains.
Look at any skill deep enough and you’ll learn the language of that skill — how to listen and speak it. And learn more than one skill deeply and you’ll notice an underlying language — a thread — running through all skills. Music looks a lot like math, Math underlines the electricity, Electricity is a deep component of our bodies, and on and on…
By learning multiple things at once, you open yourself up to unique idea combination and insights people stuck in one vertical (and the history of how that vertical is and always has been done) don’t see.
Learn your heart out, as long as:
- You’re not doing to much to be inconsistent.
- You’re following your curiosity
- And you’re open to how the world and each skill interconnects.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner