How do you know if you’re good at something? (Brainstorm)

Recently I’ve been trying to find skills that I’m naturally gifted at instead of those that I have a desire/passion for. Just as a personal pet experiment for myself. I arrived at a very large question that’s been eating at me for a while.

How the hell do I know if I’m good at something?

So I made a list of ideas. I like making lists. That’s one thing I’m good at.

  1. Other people tell you that you’re good at it
  2. There are ways to quantify your ability
    • Binary Example: Code – does it work or crash/burn?
    • Scoring System: MCAT/SAT/ACT/Etc.
    • Quotas
    • Etc.
  3. Sensory Perceptions of quality
    • Taste – You cook dogshit food and 1 year later after practicing it tastes amazing
    • See – You’re painting a picture of a man’s face, it looks like a lumpy mess. 1 year later it’s almost lifelike.
  4. Professional or Self help
  5. Any other ideas?

Today’s post is kind of short, since I didn’t sleep at all last night. I am in the middle of a political decision that may influence my livelihood for the next 2-3Y. I have to put all of my effort right now into navigating this situation correctly.



Author: Wayne

Aspiring overachiever.

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