A Renaissance Life it’s not about stuffing your life with skills.
Not more, but few.
More skills don’t automatically equal more opportunities.
But a few skills mastered is a powerful thing. Because not only do you have variety at your beck and call, but the ability to combine your expertise in interesting and unique ways.
The combination of skills is a breeding ground for innovative ideas and creative ways to think and express ourselves.
Of course, it takes time to get to a professional level of quality in any one skill. This is the reason why we won’t reach for too many skills and stretch ourselves too thin, and therefore dilute our time.
Our time is the most valuable thing we can give to anyone or anything.
There’s an occurrence in health where we crave food and reach for the chocolate and sweets, but what our body actually wants is water (but is masked by desires for Little Debbie’s and chips).
I think a similar thing happens to our habits. Out of want, we reach for something new and exciting—a new hobby or skill—but what we need is to focus and progress in our current skills, even if that means digging in and doing the hard work.
At least this is what I do and struggle with.
It’s easier to add new things than to finish old ones. But finishing what we start is 5x more rewarding than the excitement of starting something new.
Remember this next time you are tempted to start yet another project or another hobby before you finish the ones in front of you.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1154