Too many Interests, too little focus, unsure future.?
I have many and varied interests but I cannot seem to focus on one thing as a speciality that will provide passion and enthusiam in a career setting (or Hobby). I have been a mechanic, technician, a Marketer, Business Analyst, Program Manager, Software Developer and I have demonstrated I can be proficient in these areas. I think the main problem is I get bored doing the same thing for too long. I'm a good problem solver or fixer, but I'm ready to move on once I know the solution. This has served me in past jobs, but now I view it as a risk to my long terms security. I'm a starter and not a finisher. What should I do?
I am over 40.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Find a job that will give you new challenges each day! You seem to be a smart well rounded person be glad for your assets! Good Luck and I hope you have a nice and happy future with what ever you choose to do!
- 1 decade ago
you sound an awful lot like me... higher average to superior intelligence but all bark and no long term bite... been a teacher, a systems analyst, a librarian, an administrator, a nanny, an art director and all satisfied til I mastered my tasks... then I got bored and changed fields again... once I found out that I test positive for ADHD, things got a little clearer and I was able to figure out who I wanted to be when I grew up... no meds, just reading and talking and learning about how to strengthen my weak areas... for the past 6 years I have been working in a field that keeps my interest because the field is not stagnant so I don't get bored and I can see myself doing the work I do til the day I can no longer work... that I think, after all this rambling.... get into a growing field... for me it was the comparatively new field of psychiatric rehab
- Bradley PLv 71 decade ago
Push your limits. :) Granted, this can be a bit hard on the wallet and budget, but....personally, I am in agreement with the Heinlien quote from _Starship Troopers_, that "specialization is for insects." ;)
So, see how wide and deep your knowledge base really runs. Find a problem you *know* you can't solve right away, and see how long (think years) it takes for you to solve it. Granted, some of these problems are either in a) non-for-profit endeavors, or b) parts of the world outside what we'd call "Western civilization", but what is a Renaissance Man if not a *big thinker*?
See if you can't pitch in your efforts to get New Orleans rebuilt....or to fix the American public school system...or to fight world hunger, or to broker a peace plan between two warring nations. Get in *way* over your head, and see which of your skills in your grab bag *makes it out alive* in the Darwinian struggle. :D
Or...if you really don't believe your skill set is that deep, you could always *memorize* a few dozen Trivial Pursuit games, maybe committ *Wikipedia* to memory, and see how long you last on *Jeopardy* for peanuts. *lol* I dunno.... :)
But you get the idea. Push your limits. Get yourself in a situation where you know *all your past knowledge and THEN SOME* is going to be put into heavy play, and see what comes of it.
If nothing else, screwing up massively for it all *will* get you to a place where you *need* to make decisions and prioritize. :) And think of the *stories* you will have to tell your friends and children!
Just a thought....
- 1 decade ago
I guess you know and understand most of the feedbacks you are going to get here from us. Somehow I think this " I'm a starter and not a finisher" has something to do with your childhood development and it's disrupting your focus at your present age of 40. You need to deal with this soon. At about the same age, I attended a seminar called " Re-parenting Your Childhood" . I got to discover a lot of myself and my weaknesses which stemmed from the poor parenting I had during my childhood years. One of the problems I resolved was my sensitivity to criticisms.
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- 1 decade ago
Be positive in life. try to collect ur positive thoughts and make a decision right.
Dont take care because people who take care dont go any whare take charge take control and I assure u u will win each race in the world
God bless u
- InfinityLv 71 decade ago
you have understood that a rolling stone gathers no mass . That is enough. you know that you lack focus . Now focus on anything that you do .you have to choose the thing that you are interested in you want to have focus . We eill not concentrate on anything if we are not interested in ot . For the improvementof the physical ablity to focus on anything , thrain your self by doing meditation concentrating on something you believe in with respect . your mother , your
God , Your teacher and exercise yoir mind in concentrating on the particular figure .the image of god is whter real or unreal would be of geat help if you believe in it firmy , to concentrate on.
- hancotteLv 44 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
work as a tech or mechanic that travels an area, or has multiple properties.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
YOU need to over come your compulsions.