Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Is Step 2

Today is one of those days when it seems like I have no idea what the next step is.

I've been learning the game of darts. Unlike bowling, where there's a definite technique you learn to rolling the ball, dart throwing is more like batting in baseball: you have to develop the technique that works best for you.

I've gotten to where I can almost always hit the board. Now I've been trying to get all my shots within the inner triple ring. But once I get that, I'm not sure what the next step is. I haven't figured out how to really work on accuracy and placing the darts where I want. Maybe it's just throwing darts 10,000 times at a specific spot; but I dunno. Just throwing darts as I "develop" my throw seems like a haphazard way of improving.

I've been working another hobby: oldradios, and ham radios, and in particular, old ham radios. Recently I bought a project radio, something that wouldn't be too far gone. So I got it—and it's not too far gone. But it's gone to the point where I opened it up and I felt like the dog that caught a car: now what?

I'm not sure what.

I've got a similar thing going on another project—it's been like pushing a car with its parking brake pulled on. But so far every time I've hit an obstacle, I've figured out a way around. So I'm pressing forward on it, even though the car still has its brake on, and I feel like I can't figure out what's 2 steps away.

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