A friend of mine who is an amazing guitar player and who loves to play his guitars once thought that if he had a small home studio, he would be able to play more, record more, and release more albums. He got fixated on this idea that he started focussing more on his day job to make money to build his own home studio. He spent a good lot of money, time, and energy in the last couple of years to make his home studio well equipped with all the latest gadgets and technology that would help to make his dream into a reality. But it came with a cost - a big one, that too. He hardly touched his guitars while he was busy setting up his studio. The very pleasure that motivated him to do all this didn’t give him enough time and energy to enjoy that pleasure.
Many of us get ‘fixated’ on our interests so much that it becomes a major hurdle in turning our dreams and ideas into reality.
While infrastructure (tools, technology, money) aids the process of skill development, it is not same as skill development. All of these doesn’t make sense if it robs us of the most important resource we have - time. The question we should be asking is how much infrastructure is enough infrastructure that provides us enough time and energy to work on developing skills that we are interested in.
Pleasure-point analysis of your interests can help resolve this issue of fixation.
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