But for everything we're good at, there's something else we wish we could do. While I know everyone can't be good at everything, here are a few things I wish I were better at.
- Sports. As a kid, I didn't pay much attention to sports, and as an adult, I'm often embarrassed to participate in anything that involves athletic prowess of any kind. So I don't.
- Details. Some people are idea people and some people are execution people. While I've learned how to map out a plan from idea to execution for big things, it's the day-to-day details that get me.
- Estimating time. I've read almost as much about time management as I have about organization -- or at least enough to have identified my stumbling blocks -- and my biggest one is failing to accurately assess just how long each step of a process will take. I can plan out the process; it just always takes way longer than I think it will.
- Creating a mental image. I can imagine what something looks like, but I can't actually see it in my mind very well. Some writers are able to play their unfolding stories like movies in their minds. I am, unfortunately, not one of them.
- Cooking. As a teenager, I loved to bake, but I've never loved to cook. To me, it's an inconvenience that interrupts the flow of the day, intruding on whatever else it is I was doing instead. If I suddenly came into a lot of money, I'd hire a personal chef.
I'm not losing sleep over any of these weaknesses, mind you. But, in most cases, I'm not doing anything to get better at any of them either (#3 being a notable exception).
How about you? What's something you wish you were better at?