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sariel667947dI'm similar but with a twist.
My passions are frequently drowned in a sea of work-related demands on my time and attention.
It's not that I don't want to learn, it's that I can't learn without forgetting something that pays my bills.
melezorus34301246dI'm usually the opposite on this, I research stuff without any problems but cannot implement them in any meaningful way before I give up
i tend to give up on (hobby) projects as soon as i stop running into problems above my knowledge level.
because while that's happening, the project is learning and exploration of new ideas and things, therefore interesting.
as soon as it stops happening, it's "oh yeah, i know how to do all the rest so now it's just boring mechanical codemonkeying"
trisha10845dyes i agree with the others on this, don't give up, at least not until you've assessed and analyzed each problem thoroughly enough to the point where it doesn't seem to be working - maybe you're overthinking it.
personally, whenever i encounter a problem of such difficulty, i simply break it down into smaller chunks and further analyze. once done, i put it all together like done for a sentence.
fiftyhz43444dI think there’s a difference between “above” knowledge level and “outside of current” knowledge level. For example, I’m an IT Developer, not a hard-core software engineer. Writing image rendering software is above my personal knowledge level (speaking for myself here). Now, if my boss came to me and said I need a CRUD website written in Ruby on Rails, that’s “outside” my knowledge but something I can learn since I have basics of web and database development. However, at that point I’d ask why we’re going outside our normal tech stack on the team, which would likely lead to some silly answer I would challenge. I guess my point is that it’s great to learn new tools, but sometimes the real skill is keeping morons in line.