Initiative to learn, but not to create
June 7, 2010 2:51 AM Subscribe
I love to read and learn, but I can't get myself to start projects, to create something in the real world. I can't figure out why. Does anyone else have this (or managed to overcome it)?
posted by thebluesky to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 96 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 23-year-old student of Media Technology (i.e. Audio/Video, Web Development, etc.), so creating is very important for my future field of work. It's not that I don't have ideas - I have lots of them, and I love to think them through. I just don't make things happen in the real world.
I love to learn. I usually find new topics that I like and read books (the latest ones were about DSP, C++ and PHP). I want to learn about web development, but I don't start building a web page. I just don't feel like doing it at all. Instead I read a book and forget the contents again after a couple of weeks.
My hobby is to make (electronic) music. Here I have a similar problem: I worry a lot about how my music should sound. I spend hours looking for sounds to put in my library. The average output: One song in three months.
People (including myself) consider myself a hard-working (as in studious) person, probably because of the amount i learn. So it's not that I'm just lazy.
I'm convinced that you learn the best by actually doing things (not reading about it), but I just can't get myself to do it. I can't figure out why. Does anyone else have this (or managed to overcome it)? Book recommendations are welcome, too.
And help is much appreciated!