Let's face it, we can't all be like da Vinci or Musk. There's a finite number or goals and projects that we can accomplish before we run out of time.
These days we can learn so many new skills and acquire an unlimited number of new hobbies just by going on Youtube. When people with passion share what they do or love, some of that passion tends to rub off on us. It's appealing, tempting and dangerous at the same time.
I know my ideal bio would read "Tournament chess & poker playing aikido black belt novelist who is also an accomplished skateboarder & ironman triathlete. Also owns a world class vintage watch collection which he photographs and posts on his blog".
Jack of all trades, delusions of grandeur and all that. Without focus, my attention gets pulled all over and I end up mile wide, inch deep.
A wise man then taught me (can't remember if it was Seneca, Altucher or Ferriss) to make a list of 15 things I really wanted to do. Then pick 5 from that list to focus on and forget about the others forever.
Great advice whenever I'm thinking about starting something new.
So my list kinda looks like this now.
Things To Focus On
Things To Forget (or just treat as relaxation time/minor hobbies)