The other day I was talking about a wedding I was asked to be in. I was going to be playing guitar in a praise band in the wedding that evening.
And I did. And it was great fun. (And an incredible honor to be asked.)
People know me for being one to take on new hobbies relatively often. This summer I'll be photographing my sister's wedding. You see, I'm known as a number of things:
-Small Group Leader
Just the other day a coworker said to me, "Matt, you are so talented... You can do so many thing!"
It was an interesting observation, and I must admit, it made me feel good. But my response touched on the reality of it: "Yeah, I do a lot of stuff, but I don't do any one thing really, really well."
Each of the things I mentioned above are current or past hobbies. I'm quick to take on a new hobby, the the follow through is a bit more of a challenge. I have an interest in photography, and I've gotten *okay* at it, but I'm not great. I don't have the attention span to work on the details.
Same with guitar. I'm good enough to play at church and weddings... But I'm not really a great guitarist. In fact, I'm pretty much mediocre. Taking the skill of guitar playing to the next level requires deep attention and a devotion to practice.
Same with my career.
One day I decided I wanted to get into Yo-Yos. Seriously. I bought a bunch of Yo-Yos and learned to do some tricks and stuff. I spent money on getting fancy trick Yo-Yos. And then, after a while, I got bored with it.
One day I decided that I was going to take on the challenge of writing a book. About 5 chapters in I got bored... Like with this post. :-)