I am a non-stop thinker with a diverse array of interests and an endless string of hobbies that I cycle through depending on my mood. There’s so much to explore and experience in the world that I find it difficult to dedicate myself on merely one (or even a handful) of activities. Thus I’m knowledgeable on a wide range of topics and expert at none.
When something catches my attention, I can spend hours, days, months researching and drilling down into the details. But then always, there comes a point where gradually I lose interest and drift to something else.
This used to be a key source of anxiety as we’re constantly bombarded with the message that to attain success in life, we need to be fully dedicated to one singular pursuit. Messages such as it takes at least 10,000 hours to achieve expertise, so we need to focus in order to become good, to become successful. I’ve since learned that success is how I want to define it. And with that I’ve come to embrace my capriciousness as a defining element of who I am. To those that say otherwise, I say carpe diem.