I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday. I'm not actually that *good* at anything. Oh, I can do well at things, I'm reasonable on a bike, I'm an OK swimmer and I guess I'm OK at my job. Obviously I'm merely adequate in bed and at driving and I sometimes luck out at photography. But these are all end results rather than during activity assessments. If I actually capture something worth looking at through a view finder or the lady in question doesn't fall asleep during the vinegar strokes then it's purely a result of brute force and awkwardness. I don't have any tangible skill at these activities. This may be because I'm just crap (the most likely answer) at everything or because I've never been shown how to do any of these things by someone who knows what they're doing.
I also realised that if I'm any sort of human being I should at least make some sort of attempt to learn how to do something properly rather than just hammering away on the pedals or churning the water into the sort of foam you'd see pouring out of an ICI plant waste pipe. The question is, which activity should I put the effort in at and which one should I just carry on banging my groin against like a frustrated chimp?
I'm going for
(Lets leave the driving and love making alone since they're probably lost causes at this stage in my life)
What have you done a course in or made some concerted structured effort to improve in your life and it's actually done some good?