Hi there, I read the Refuse to Choose book a few months ago and was really relieved to know that there were those that understood me and were like me.
I read the whole thing but couldn't figure out which type of scanner I am. I am good at learning most things (like a jack of all trades but master of none) but really wished I was a master at several things of those that I do. I didn't think, tho, that I fitted at the serial specialist/master category, because the text seemed to say that these types really focused on one thing UNTIL they master them, and only then they move on to the next thing. It also suggested that these types already had stories of success to share, stories of a reached mastery and moving to the next thing, which other people generally found odd.
The problem is, I really wish I mastered some skills but every time I set myself to do something: like "ok, I'll do this for 25 minutes everyday" I generally only last at most 2 weeks and then I get kinda bored or feel like I'm being robotic because I'm following such a strict schedule. Sometimes I even feel like "this is too hard for me, I don't have the fundamentals yet" and then I usually don't do it for a a few days or weeks. Sometimes, I don't do it for up to three months, maybe more. Never really tracked it to know exactly.
But it's not like most parts of the books says: "you lost interest in it for a reason, move on to the next thing". After this period of a few weeks/months not doing it, I again get the urge to learn the same skill/subject and it becomes a rather sad cycle because I have to relearn or practice again from the start (or close to the start). Like the book says, my interests are limited to about 20 things, not infinite as many think they have. I'm always coming back to the same wishes, but constantly get depressed that I don't make much progress.
I recently tried the school-like schedule, but again, after around two weeks, I got unmotivated to continue with it. So, what should I do to advance in my projects (which are MANY, like you all must also be)? Which tools should I try that would fit to my scanner type?
Oh, yeah, a bit about me. I'm 26, from Brazil and recently graduated in Computer Science, now I'm just unemployed still thinking about what to do with my life. Anyway, thanks in advance!