Surely you know the ones. Those you spend lots of time on and abandon shortly after.
I get that a lot, sadly. I can get really interested in something, spend most of my day doing something related to it, keep that going for a few days, and then just drop it. Hard. And then afterwards it feels like such a waste of time. You put so much into it, but didn’t do so over a long enough period of time, so it had no real permanent effect. The skills you may have learned are usually so minimal that you simply forget ’em in a week or so. And then a year later you repeat the process, for the same interest as before.
It sucks. Like, real bad. As I said, it feels like such a waste of your time, time you could’ve spent way better if you actually thought ahead about whether or not you want to go on with this. The time wouldn’t have been lost if you persevered and kept on trucking. But why did you lose interest in the first place? No, let’s take another step back. Why did you get interested in it?
My best bet is that you just get yourself so pumped for something that you think you’re going to be dealing with it big time. And then when you actually get to it it’s… alright, you guess? You stick with it a bit longer in the hopes it gets better, but soon the fun wears off and you just decide, ah fuck it, I don’t want to spend my time on this anymore.
Funny thing, the human mind.