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Deciding What Not To Do

There are lots of personal projects I want to work on. There are lots of skills I want to learn. And this is a great time to be around. There are so many opportunities to learn so many different skills for free. The barrier to entry for many projects has never been lower.

The only problem is that there are too many options and opportunities. If you try to do too much you will burn out or just do everything badly. Worse is taking so long to decide what you want to work on that you end up doing nothing at all.

I have ended up making all of these mistakes recently. I caught myself just before I did it again last week. I was about to sign up for another (free) course when I realised that I can't afford it. The course was free from a monetary perspective, but would require my time. Time that is already limited and scarce.

When I thought about it, the course looked cool, but it wasn't a priority for me. Yes if I could download the information direct and instantly to my brain like Joe 90 or The Matrix, then I would love to add that skill to my existing skills. But in reality it is unlikely to be particularly useful and I have more useful ways to spend my time.

It is something that I need to focus on going forward. Looking at the projects I am working on and deciding if it really is the best use of my time.

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