“Daniel Pink, author of Free Agent Nation, has noticed a new phenomenon he calls the Peter-Out Principle, which “decrees that when the fun peters out, the talented walk out.””
— Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher
“Intense curiosity about numerous unrelated subjects is one of the most basic characteristics of a Scanner. Scanners are endlessly inquisitive. In fact, Scanners often describe themselves as being hopelessly interested in everything (although, as you’ll find out, this isn’t so). A Scanner doesn’t want to specialize in any of the things she loves, because that means giving up all the rest. Some even think that being an expert would be limiting and boring.”
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Reading “How to be Everything” by Emilie Wapnick. It is pretty insightful so far. As I have varied interests, I feel a bit disorganized and feel I am missing out on things. I just started reading it but it is already giving me ideas on how to organize some of my activities.